About the College
Edward R. Murrow is known for taking his audience places they had never been and allowing them to experience things they could never imagine. True to our legacy, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is dedicated to providing students—the communications professionals of the future—this same level of inspiration, experience, and real-world education.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Bruce Pinkleton has been named dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University following a national search.
Pinkleton, who has served as interim dean since January 2016, will assume the permanent role effective March 15.
“Dr. Pinkleton has an excellent skill set to lead the next chapter in the evolution of the college of communication,” said WSU Provost Daniel J. Bernardo. “He has extensive academic and administrative experience and possesses an impeccable record of scholarly accomplishment.”
Virtually every spring since 1973, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University has hosted the Murrow Symposium, an event that brings prominent media figures to the WSU Pullman campus to discuss contemporary issues facing the communication professions and offers current students the opportunity to interact with and seek valuable advice from alumni and communication professionals from across the state of Washington and beyond.
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication has three distinct academic fields of study in our undergraduate program: Communication & Society, Journalism & Media Production, Strategic Communication.
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Graduate Studies Program offers master’s and doctorate degree programs.
Keith Jackson (Class of ‘54) enjoyed a long and celebrated broadcast career with ABC Sports, lasting more than 40 years.
Jay Rockey (Class of ‘50) was the director of public relations for the 1962 World’s Fair and helped put Seattle on the map.