FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2008
EDITORIAL CONTACT: News and Public Affairs, 615-898-2919
POLITICS AND HONORS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE FOR VILE
Longtime Political Science Chair, now Honors Dean on “MTSU On the Record”
(MURFREESBORO) - Dr. John Vile spent 19 years of his distinguished academic career as chair of the MTSU Department of Political Science. The mock trial teams he has coached have placed in the top 10 nationally for 11 years, and MTSU plays host to one of the largest invitational mock trial tournaments in the nation as a result of his hard work. Now he embarks on a new adventure as the dean of the University Honors College.
Dr. Kaylene Gebert, executive vice president and provost, says Vile is “an exemplary academic, an involved university and community citizen, and a man with a wonderful laugh.” You can hear that laugh as well as Vile’s insights into the future of higher education when he guests on “MTSU On the Record,” a 30-minute public affairs program, hosted by Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 on the radio or wmot.org) at 7 a.m. this Sunday, July 6.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact the Office of News and Public Affairs at 615-898-2919 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800. To contact Vile, call 615-898-2596 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.