3rd Annual Betsy Plank Day is April 7! #BetsyDay

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Ron Culp Receives PRSA Gold Anvil

Ron’s acceptance speech highlights the importance of mentorships and how we all can “support a stronger public relations profession.” Read more


Gary McCormick Receives PRSA’s Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service

Gary’s heartfelt speech energized those in attendance to give back to the public relations profession. Most of all, to serve this profession and to serve it well, “you must be present to win.” Read more

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Relive the Magic of the “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala

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Website- Report Card

Report Card Reveals Wide Gap Between Performance Grades of PR Leaders and Their Employees

Grades for trust, engagement, job satisfaction and culture vary by gender, rank and organizational type. Read more


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Leadership Report Card

The first Plank Center Leadership Report Card on communication leaders highlights a Grand-Canyon-sized gap between leaders’ evaluations of their own performance and those of their employees.

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Grants & Awards


Highlights from the “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala

Celebrating the importance of mentoring by honoring industry trailblazers at the sixth annual “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala.

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Betsy Plank Day 2016

Betsy Plank Day 2016

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has started a tradition of what has the makings of a PR holiday—an annual celebration of Betsy Plank. Celebrate with us on April 7!

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Latest News

The Plank Center Adds Members to its National Board of Advisers

The board of advisers for The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has re-elected five members and added two new advisers, bringing the group to 24.

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Southern PR Hall of Fame Honors Namesake of UA’s Plank Center

Betsy Plank, public relations legend and the namesake of The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, has been inducted posthumously into the 2015 Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame.
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