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W&L Professor Pam Luecke Elected Chair of Accrediting Committee of ACEJMC

Pam Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism in the department of journalism and mass communications at Washington and Lee University, was recently elected chair of the accrediting committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Luecke has been a member of W&L’s faculty since 2001. Prior to coming to Washington and Lee, she was the editor and senior vice president of the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky.

Prior to that she was the assistant managing editor and then deputy managing editor at the Hartford Courant in Hartford, Conn. She also worked at the The Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times as business reporter, business editor and regional editor. She also taught for a term at the University of Connecticut.

“Accreditation encourages high standards in journalism education and ensures that teaching remains in step with professional practices,” said Prof. Luecke. “I’m honored to be part of this important process.”

Luecke received her B.A. from Carleton College, her M.S.J. (masters of science in journalism) from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. from the University of Hartford.

ACEJMC is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities and is dedicated to fostering and encouraging excellence and high standards in professional education in journalism and mass communications.