Chris Carroll, an Arkansas Tech University alumnus and former member of the Tech faculty, has been inducted into the College Media Advisers Hall of Fame.
Carroll graduated from Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1984. He served on the journalism faculty and as director of the news bureau at Arkansas Tech in 1986-87 before embarking upon a professional journey that has taken him all over the southeastern United States.
Carroll served as director of student media at the University of South Carolina and Tulane University (La.). He also worked as a newspaper reporter and photojournalist in Northwest Arkansas.
Since 1996, Carroll has been the director of student media for Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc., at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
According to the organization’s Web site, Carroll’s role as chief operational officer for VSC Inc. calls for him to oversee strategic planning, fiscal, legal and logistical operations, professional staff supervision and journalism education and advising.
Carroll was the 27th person to be inducted into the College Media Advisers Hall of Fame. Nominees for the honor must have contributed to collegiate journalism education for 20 or more years while an active member of College Media Advisers.
According to the College Media Advisers Web site, membership in the Hall of Fame is reserved for those members of the organization “whose dedication, commitment and sacrifices have contributed to the betterment and value of student media programs both on their campus and nationally.”]]>