After spending two years teaching journalism and public relations, Will Sutton has been appointed Grambling State University’s Director of Communications.
Sutton had previously served as Grambling’s director of media relations in 2012, soon after he was hired to teach business journalism at the historically black Louisiana university.
A past president of the National Association of Black Journalists, Sutton is also a former deputy managing editor of The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina; managing editor and editor and vice president of the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana, and a former journalism professor at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.
Grambling State University President Richard “Rick”Gallot Jr. said he chose Sutton to be communications director because of his portfolio of experience and connections with the world of media.
“Grambling is a national and international brand so we have to have professionals handling our message who understand the global implications of the Grambling brand,” said Gallot. “When you have someone who can appreciate and understand when something is reported about Grambling it doesn’t just appear in the local media, it can be in the San Francisco Chronicle or The New York Times, the message must be conveyed well enough to be read from coast to coast and even around the world.”