Campus News

Former Emory administrator named interim news service director

Janis Gleason

A former senior communications and marketing administrator at Emory University has joined the UGA Division of Public Affairs in an interim position.

Janis D. Gleason is serving a one-year appointment as interim director of the university’s news service, which includes media relations, Web communications and Columns.

Gleason is taking over for Cynthia Hoke, who will be on a one-year leave of absence. During this time, Hoke will serve as senior adviser and special assistant to the president of Albany State University. Her work in the office of President ­Arthur N. Dunning will begin April 1.

Dunning was vice president for public service and outreach at UGA from 2000-2010.

A graduate of Albion College who went on to earn a master’s degree in public relations management from Syracuse University, Gleason has been in leadership positions in Emory ­University’s public relations and ­marketing offices since 1985.

“We are pleased to welcome to UGA’s Public Affairs Division a recognized leader in our field to fill this important position on an interim basis,” said Tom Jackson, UGA vice president for public affairs. “Jan’s experience as editor of Emory’s ­faculty-staff newspaper, director of their news service, associate vice president for public affairs and assistant vice president for marketing over a 30-year career will be invaluable to us.”