Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Theodore Avtgis, was elected as Vice President of the Ohio Communication Association by his fellow scholars at the 2012 annual conference held at Kent State University in early October. “I am honored and humbled that my colleagues believed that I could provide leadership to this organization,” said Avtgis. He will take over Presidential duties beginning in 2015.
Professor Dariela Rodriguez was elected to theboard of the Ohio Communication Association as the Central District Representative responsible for providing voice and representation for all departments of communication studies departments in cenytral Ohio. She was elected at the 2012 annual meeting of OCA held at Kent State University in early October. Rodriguez said "It was exciting to be elected as a representative on the OCA board. The goal of the organization is to grow the network of communication researchers in Ohio. I hope to help this process move smoothly and to help gain recognition for OCA on a national level."