Michael Penn will lead CALS communications program

Michael Penn has been promoted to the position of Director of Communications and Media Relations in the College’s communication program. In this position he will be responsible for developing communication strategies and overseeing the college’s communications staff. The College’s Office of External Relations, of which the communication program is a part, employs a variety of media to tell the college’s story, including print and electronic publications, internet, photography, video and public events.

As a member of the CALS communication staff for two years, Penn has served as editor of Grow magazine, written news articles and worked on a variety of special projects. Before coming to CALS he was a university relations specialist for University Communications and senior editor for the UW-Madison’s On Wisconsin magazine.