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Friday, May 15, 2009 11:18 a.m.

Sesno will lead SMPA

Frank Sesno. Hatchet file photo.

Frank Sesno. Hatchet file photo.

Professor Frank Sesno has been approved as the new director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, Russell Ramsey, chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced Friday at the governing body’s spring meeting.

Sesno was chosen by a committee of three SMPA professors and supported by a unanimous vote from the SMPA faculty after current director Lee Huebner announced in April that he would not renew his contract in July.

Sesno then had to be approved by Peg Barratt, the dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Barratt was not immediately available for comment Friday morning.

“I very much look forward to my position as director of The School of Media and Public Affairs,” Sesno said at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

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