Joe Wills, New Public Affairs Director on Campus

Joe Wills Joe Wills, Public Affairs Director, arrived on campus October 15 and had an abundance of e-mail and a stack of work waiting for him. The new public affairs director will develop and implement public relations policy for the University and will work closely with the media, campus publications, other forms of communication, and all persons connected with and affected by California State University, Chico -- on campus, in the community, and around the state.

For the past three years, Wills has been at University of the Pacific in Stockton, where he was associate director of marketing and university relations. While at UOP, he built marketing and public relations plans, oversaw alumni, campus, and community publications, served as UOP's spokesperson with the media, directed the news bureau and coordinated news conferences, and assisted the president and other administrators with strategic plans and speech writing. He also served as a lecturer for the Department of Communication at UOP.

Wills said, "In the short time I've been at Chico State, I've been impressed by how friendly and helpful people have been. I'm looking forward to doing what I can to help Chico State do great things in the future."His office is in Kendall 110, x4143.

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