• Compton assumes public relations duties for UWA

    Posted: April 12, 2011

    Author: Public Relations

     LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama’s Office of Institutional Advancement has announced the promotion of one of its own to director of public relations for the 176-year-old Livingston institution.

    Betsy Compton, who previously served as public relations specialist for both the University and its Division of Educational Outreach, assumed her new duties April 1. She fills the post formerly held by Meaghan Gordon, who took a communications position in another state.

    “With her experience promoting UWA, Betsy is the natural choice to head up the public relations office,” said Clemit Spruiell, vice president for institutional advancement. “A two-time UWA graduate with deep roots in the Black Belt, she has a passion for the University and the region. I am pleased to support her in this new leadership role.”

    A Jefferson native, Compton holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in English from UWA. Her responsibilities include internal and external public relations, including media relations, photography, Web content, event planning, social media, and publications such as UWA Today alumni magazine.

    Prior to joining the public relations staff, Compton served as the University’s graphic designer for two years. As an undergraduate, she was editor of the student newspaper and later, staff advisor. Compton is also an adjunct photography instructor for the Department of Languages and Literature.
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