Lea Named Communications Director for UA Little Rock College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education

Sadie Lea
Sadie Lea

Sadie Lea has been selected as the new director of communications and public relations for the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (CHASSE) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

“We are thrilled that Sadie is joining us to fulfill this vital communications role within CHASSE,” Dean Sarah Beth Estes said. “Given her experience in communications and journalism and her passion for student success, we know she will help us tremendously in our ability to tell the story of CHASSE.”

In this role, Lea will work with the units in CHASSE and liaise with the Office of Communications and Marketing to launch strategic communications and marketing plans for the college. Her responsibilities also include writing, design, and editorial duties as well as leading social media efforts on behalf of CHASSE.

CHASSE is the home of a wide variety of departments and schools that are preparing UA Little Rock students for successful careers. These include the Schools of Literary and Performing Arts, Human Inquiry, Education, Public Affairs and Mass Communication, and Departments of History, Psychology, Applied Communication, Art and Design, Rhetoric and Writing and World Languages.

The college also hosts a number of centers and programs that support the Little Rock community and educational outreach efforts, including UA Little Rock Children International, the Center for Literacy, Extended Education, the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education, UA Little Rock Public Radio, and University Television.

Lea joins UA Little Rock from the publishing industry, where she worked in the editorial book group at Andrews McMeel Universal in Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in publishing management and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is looking forward to getting involved in the university and Little Rock community.

“I have known since my undergraduate career that I would one day love to return to work in higher education,” Lea said. “I am happy to be a part of the Trojan family.”

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