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John R. Broderick, vice president for institutional advancement, admissions and chief-of-staff at Old Dominion University, is one of four finalists for the PR News' 2006-07 Professional of the Year for an academic institution. The winner will be announced at a luncheon ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8.

The PR People Awards, presented annually by one of the industry's most-read publications, PR News, are open to all communications, marketing and PR professionals at for-profit and nonprofit organizations including: corporations, PR firms, public affairs agencies, associations, governmental organizations and academic institutions.

Broderick has served as a vice president for at Old Dominion University since 1996. His areas of responsibility include, admissions, community relations, governmental relations, marketing, media relations, military affairs, publications, photography, special events, licensing, and the University's Visitor Center.

In addition, he serves as executive editor of both The Old Dominion University (alumni magazine) and Quest (faculty research magazine). He recently co-chaired ODU's search for a football coach and is now chairing a committee to select a Provost, while also heading university-wide initiatives for branding, enrollment management emergency text messaging.

Besides his administrative duties, he annually teaches School, Community Relations and Politics to graduate students in ODU's Darden College of Education and has authored articles for The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Hartford Courant, The Baltimore Sun, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian Pilot and The Daily Press.

This article was posted on: September 13, 2007

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