Karen Eskew Joins JBU as Dir. of University Communications

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Karen Eskew, Director of University Communications

Siloam Springs, Ark (January 31, 2003) - John Brown University is pleased to welcome Karen Eskew as Director of University Communications, effective January 13, 2003.

As Director of University Communications, Eskew will manage the Office of University Communications, which handles marketing, advertising, media relations, web development, internal communications and image management for the university. “Karen brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to John Brown University in the area of communications,” JBU President Dr. Lee Balzer said. “We are thrilled to welcome her to JBU and look forward to her leadership as we communicate the exciting things that are happening at this university.”

Prior to joining JBU, Karen served for four years as a Communication Specialist at the University of Arkansas. Her experience at the U of A included producing publications, writing press releases, photographing events, doing graphic and logo design, creating and designing web sites and assisting with special events, development and recruitment. Prior to working at the U of A, Karen was Assistant Advertising Manager for nine years at Harps Food Stores, Inc. At Harps some of her duties included media buying and placement, production of all advertisements for retail or classified use at all store locations, in-store signage, logo development and public relations.

Karen Eskew earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising and public relations from the University of Arkansas in 1989. She is a member of the Northwest Arkansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and has been inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta, a national honor society for excellence in the field of agriculture.

Karen and her husband, Kim, live in Springdale with their children.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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