Vogts takes position on WSU Pub Board

The other day, I received a packet in the mail. It contained several copies of the Wichita State University student newspaper, The Sunflower.

As you probably know, I am a graduate of WSU, and I worked on The Sunflower during my time at WSU. I was the webmaster and the editor-in-chief.

But I’m not receiving copies of paper simply because I am alumnus. I am now a member of the WSU Student Publications Board, which is the governing body that helps provide guidance to The Sunflower.

It consists of several voting and non-voting members made up of community, professional, university and student representatives.

The voting members make decisions that help shape the future of The Sunflower, including hiring the editor-in-chief and the advertising manager.

I am a voting member, and I attended my first meeting on Oct. 11.

It was a fun experience to see how everything works from the other side. It excited me to hear some of the ideas that were volleyed about. Some big and forward-thinking projects are on the horizon.

Overall, it thrilled me to be a part of the group. WSU gave me so much, and I jumped at the opportunity to give back to the place I will always consider my university.

I already am looking forward to the next meeting. It should take place in the opening weeks of the second semester.

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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at twitter.com/toddvogts or via his website at www.toddvogts.com.