Director of Public Relations

Director of Public Relations
Langston University (LU) invites confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications for the Director of Public Relations position. The Director of Public Relations reports directly to the Vice President of Operations and isresponsible for designing and implementing an overall internal and external communications strategy aimed at advancing the University's mission, educating the public, and cultivating support from the community.

Langston University is Oklahoma's onlyHistorically Black College or University (HBCU). Known for its dedication to students, faculty, and administration Langston University places a premium on growth and development while extending its purpose and mission to include a more diverse body of students and internal constituents. Langston University, a public 1890 Land-Grant University, offers 36 degree programs from the associate level through the doctoral ranks. The University has approximately 2,000 students. There is a rich legacy of serving the majority of its traditionally aged students in the rural setting of its Langston campus located east of Guthrie, Oklahoma. The University also accommodates adult learners and those accustomed to a metropolitan environment in its Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses. Langston University also offers a Nursing program in Ardmore, Oklahoma serving students in southern Oklahoma and north Texas.

The Director of Public Relations serves as chief public information officer and marketing strategist for Langston University. The Director also builds and maintains a positive image of the University among its various constituencies and assists in maintaining and building student enrollment and retention. Additionally, the Director will coordinate and oversee all aspects of public relations, serving as the University's chief spokesperson and presenting a compelling image of the University's goals and accomplishments.

A full description of the position, including a leadership agenda, desired qualifications and instructions on the application process can be found in the position profile on the Academic Search website.

Academic Search is partnering with Langston University for this search. Application materials, nominations, and expressions of interest should be submitted to .

Nominations should include the nominee's full name, position, institution/organization, and email address.  Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Alonzo DeCarlo at or by utilizing his online calendar .

Although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, to ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, application materials should be received by February 13, 2023. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position. 

Langston University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All persons will be offered employment and promotion on the basis of qualifications and capabilities without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, qualified ADA recognized disability or veteran status.

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