Jalah Goette Named New Director of Texas Student Media

Following her exemplary leadership as interim director, Jalah Goette has been selected as the new director of Texas Student Media (TSM), overseeing the daily operations of The Daily Texan, Texas Student Television (TSTV), KVRX 91.7 FM, Texas Travesty and the Cactus Yearbook.

"Jalah has been an incredible member of the Texas Student Media team and is now the right person to lead the organization into the future," said Gage E. Paine, vice president for Student Affairs, which oversees TSM.

The appointment concluded a nine-month vacancy in which Goette served as interim director in addition to her other role as assistant director of TSM business and advertising.

"By focusing on the educational experience and incorporating new ideas from students, we have a unique opportunity at Texas Student Media to help shape how college media will look in the very near future," said Goette. "This is an exciting time, and I look forward to my new role in supporting these leaders of tomorrow."

Goette earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from The University of Texas at Austin, during which time she participated in TSM as a student. She joined the team as a staff member in 2008.

Last spring, Goette was recognized with an Outstanding Staff Award by President Bill Powers. In 2010 she was honored with the M. Dolores Ebert Employee Excellence Award for exceptional contributions to student media at the university.

Goette's new role as the permanent director of Texas Student Media begins Nov. 12, 2012.