BOONE—Meghan M. McCandless has been named a public information specialist for the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University.
McCandless has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in advertising and psychology from the UNC School of Media and Journalism. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in integrated marketing communication from Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information.
“I am excited about the addition of Meghan to our staff,” said Dr. Glenda Treadaway, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. “She brings a wealth of experience in communications and I am looking forward to working with her.’
As public information specialist, McCandless will coordinate publicity, media advisories and media requests for the College of Fine and Applied Arts. She also will coordinate special events and assist departments in the college as needed. McCandless will manage the college’s website, social media and internal communications, including writing and designing the college’s internal newsletter.
McCandless previously was communications director at Lees-McRae College, a marketing and communications specialist and an internal communications specialist for the Florida Virtual School, and publications and promotions coordinator for Florida State University’s Career Center.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.