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Kevin Dilley Named Student Newspaper Adviser at UT Tyler

October 5, 2011

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

Kevin Dilley has been named adviser of the Patriot Talon, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

This appointment is effective January 2012.

As adviser, Dilley will provide professional guidance, training and support to Patriot Talon editors and staff. He also will serve as a lecturer in journalism.

“Kevin is an expert at photography and in pairing words with pictures to tell the story. His consulting and professional experiences, along with his collegial manner will really benefit our students. I believe he’ll be a great addition to our department and to the university community,” said Dr. Dennis Cali, Department of Communication chair.

Dilley comes to UT Tyler after serving at Fayetteville State University as a lecturer and The Voice student publication adviser. Prior to joining Fayetteville State University, he was an adjunct professor in Emerson College’s Department of Journalism. In addition, Dilley has nearly 20 years of print and visual media experience as a writer, design and photo editor and staff photographer.

He also has worked for Creative Circle Media Consulting where he managed newspaper design projects and developed web design endeavors for newspaper companies. Dilley currently leads workshops in photography and newsroom management in efforts to achieve higher photojournalism content standards. 

He holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a master of arts in visual communication with specialization in picture editing/design from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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