Michael Schneider to Chair FDU Corporate Advisory Board

July 27, 2010

MADISON, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Jennifer Lehr, chair of the department of communication studies and director of the master of arts program in corporate and organizational communication at Fairleigh Dickinson University, announced last week that Michael Schneider of Global Crossing will be serving as the inaugural chair of the program’s Corporate Advisory Board.

“The Advisory Board has been in place since 2004, and we are excited that we can now have someone from the corporate sector functioning as the chair of that body,” said Lehr. She added, “I’ve known Mike Schneider for several years and couldn’t think of a better person to take on this position.”

Michael Schneider is the senior director of media relations at Global Crossing and serves on the Disclosure Committee. He is the main external contact for C-level executives, corporate issues, crisis management, social responsibility, corporate earnings, and new media for this global telecommunications company. Schneider has taught numerous graduate-level courses at FDU, including oral presentation, corporate relations, media relations and others. Prior to Global Crossing, Schneider was a vice president at Success Communications, and before that a member of Prudential’s global public relations team.

The Corporate Advisory Board includes key individuals from the corporate communications field who serve as advisors to the program’s faculty to ensure that content covered in the classroom is consistent with what’s happening in the corporate world. Advisory board members also assist with recruitment and marketing of the program, guest lecture for selected graduate courses and assist with the capstone examination that many students complete in lieu of writing a thesis.

Other members of the board include:

Michele Austin, associate director of global quality and risk management for Ernst & Young

Michael Cherenson, vice president of the Success Communication Group

Guy Fielding, director of research and development for horizon2 in the United Kingdom

Marc T. Goldstein, associate director of national broadcast for Active International

Stuart Z. Goldstein, managing director of corporate communications and public affairs for the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

James Irwin, global communication lead for IT strategy and architecture at Ernst & Young

Caroline Langer, manager of corporate communications for J.M. Huber Corporation

Justin Lash, senior communications consultant for Towers Perrin

Brian Lewis, executive vice president of corporate communications for Fox Television Stations, Twentieth Television and FOX News

Shelly Nice, director for center of excellence in learning and teaching at Berkeley College

Pamela J. Principe-Golgolab, president and owner of PNA Associates Inc.

J. Lee Thompson, national manager of marketing and communication for JVC U.S.A.

Ralph C. Villecca Sr., president of Villecca Consulting Group

Adam Yates, group director of corporate communications for Fujifilm

FDU’s master of arts program in corporate and organizational communication presents the principles and practice of corporate and organizational communication through an innovative and integrated study of communication theory, policy and practice. The program gives students the opportunity to study communication processes as they occur in the corporate and organizational context.

Offered by the department of communication studies on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, N.J., the program offers communication professionals an academically-based curriculum incorporating communication issues, skills and technology as they relate to public relations, marketing, media, professional writing and communication management. The program emphasizes development of skills in critical thinking, problem solving, oral presentation and writing.

For more information abut the MA program, please visit the program website at www.fdu.edu/corpcomm.

    Jennifer K. Lehr, Ph.D.
    285 Madison Ave., M-AB2-02
    Madison, NJ 07940

SOURCE Fairleigh Dickinson University

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