Dr. Randall Sumpter has resigned as the head of Texas A&M's Journalism Studies Program, said Associate Dean Pamela Matthews. Sumpter decided to work on his scholarship, said Matthews, who oversees Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Liberal Arts.
Sumpter has overseen the journalism minor program at A&M since its inception and has drawn notable journalists to instruct A&M students in the Journalists-in-Residence program. Journalists taking part in the program have come from every major newspaper in Texas as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other outlets; many of them have been Aggies returning to their alma mater to teach and lead student projects for a week.
Watch for more updates on the Journalism Studies Program's future leadership, as well as updates coming very soon on the Student Reporter Program and a $3,000 grant that will directly benefit the students in JOUR 303, Media Writing II.