Jim Salmo ’85 Named Rhode Island College’s VP for Advancement

JimSalmoThe Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education on Monday appointed Jim Salmo (MA, Media Communications, 1985) as the new vice president for advancement at Rhode Island College.

Salmo also will serve as executive director for the RIC Foundation. He starts Feb. 8.

Salmo previously served as associate vice chancellor for development – health services at the University of Missouri.

May Scheve Reardon ’92 Named Executive Director of Missouri Lottery

MO Lottery logoThe Missouri Lottery Commission has named May Scheve Reardon (MA, Media Communications, 1992) as the executive director of the Missouri Lottery. She is the Lottery’s fifth executive director since Lottery sales began in January 1986.

Reardon, the first woman to hold the position, brings extensive leadership experience in the financial, nonprofit and government sectors, including 12 years as a state representative serving on budget, appropriations and a joint committee on gaming and wagering.

“We’re confident that Reardon has the skills we are looking for to lead the Missouri Lottery and move the agency in a new direction,” said Kevin Roberts, chair of the Missouri Lottery Commission. “We look forward to working with her to help the Lottery maximize funding for public education in Missouri during these tough economic times.” Continue reading

Words from the Dean: Going Online

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We’re so thrilled to hear about all the great things happening in your lives that sometimes we forget to share the exciting news in our own!

The School of Communications is now offering two graduate degrees that can be completed entirely online — an MA in Communications Management and a MA in Public Relations. It’s an exciting opportunity for students looking to interact with peers across the street or across an ocean. Continue reading

Just Landed: Mosmi Biscuitwala ’06

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SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Mosmi Biscuitwala (MA, Media Communications with an emphasis in Communications Management, 2006) works as a meeting planner for General Mills in Minneapolis, Minn.

SCAN: How did you land your job?

Mosmi Biscuitwala: Networking, persistence and timing.

SCAN: When did you realize this was the career for you?

MB: I wouldn’t call this my career; I would call this a stepping-stone. I do know that being at General Mills (GMI) in this current role is providing me with a great opportunity to explore different job functions, gain great exposure and acquire knowledge about a global foods company. Continue reading