Office of the University Provost

Student Media Advisory Board

To be appointed

Members of the board include the dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication or a representative, and the senior vice president for educational outreach and student services or a representative. Two journalism faculty members will serve on the board, as well as three professionals in journalism, media, or business.

Two students, not otherwise affiliated with Student Media, serve on the board (one graduate and one undergraduate).  Ex officio or non-voting members of the board include the director of Student Media and the current State Press student leadership (executive editor, web/newspaper editor-in-chief, multimedia editor, and magazine editor).

  • Tom Blodgett, The Arizona Republic
  • Adam Kress, Phoenix Business Journal
  • Claire Lawton, Phoenix New Times
  • Jason Manning, Student Media
  • Tim McGuire, Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Safali Patel-Evans, Educational Outreach and Student Services
  • Bill Silcock, Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Darren Urban, Arizona Cardinals

Student members:

  • Wayne Unger, undergraduate student
  • Steve Elliott, graduate student
  • Caitlin Cruz, Editor-in-Chief (ex officio)
  • Julia Vitkovskaya, Executive Editor (ex officio)
  • Erin O'Connor, Multimedia Editor (ex officio)
  • Mary Richardson, Magazine Editor (ex officio)