Chris Roush, a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina, to lead Quinnipiac University School of Communications


Longtime business journalism leader Chris Roush will be the next dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.

The school announced Roush's hiring late last week and he will officially start in the new position on July 22, according to Mark Thompson, university executive vice president and provost.

"My goal would be to come in here and make it ever better and make it a national player," Roush said. "They attract a lot of students from the New England market, but this is a school that can be a top 10 communications school nationwide."

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