Chair and Planner, PR Division, ICA
For the past 14 years, I have been an active member of the International Communication Association (ICA). In 2004, as an ICA Student Board member, I initiative discussions at the Board and helped the ICA Board to adopt a policy to grant complimentary memberships to universities from UN-designated B- and C-tier countries as a means to encourage scholarship dissemination and ICA engagement throughout the world. In the past, I have served on the ICA Internationalization Committee and several committees of the ICA PR Division. I served as a Vice-Chair of ICA PR Division from 2015 to 2017 and planned the PRD program for 2016 and 2017 ICA conferences. In June 2017, I became a Chair of the ICA Public Relations Division. I am thankful that ICA PRD members have entrust me with leading our Division as we continue to pursue several critically important initiatives:
Together with the members of the division, we will maintain and increase the international diversity in our Division. We all have much to learn from our colleagues throughout the world. We need to engage in conversations beyond the opportunities that exist at the conferences. We also must find ways to increase access to scholarship written in languages other than English.
We need to strengthen the interactions between our Division and other Divisions. We continue building inter-division connections at the ICA conferences and outside and strive to include many co-sponsored panels at the conferences.
We work closely with local partners at future conference sites to continue a fine tradition of face-to-face networking between members and professionals in host cities of ICA conferences.