AUSTIN, Texas—Kathy Lawrence, director of student publications at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected president of College Media Advisers, a national organization for people who advise the staffs of college newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, radio and television stations.
Lawrence will be installed as president when College Media Advisers holds its annual fall meeting in Dallas Nov. 5-9. The event is expected to include about 2,600 students and advisers.
Lawrence has been in her position at The University of Texas at Austin since 1994. She is responsible for the country’s largest student media operation. The Daily Texan is published five days per week when the university is in session. It produces more pages and has one of the highest circulations nationwide among college newspapers. The department also is responsible for KVRX radio, KVR television, Texas Travesty humor magazine, Cactus yearbook and the university’s campus directory. Lawrence previously held a similar position at the University of Alabama for 11 years and before that worked as a daily newspaper editor and reporter.
She received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Alabama.
For more information contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.