Honorees Web Feature

It’s the Best Night in Public Relations

The Plank Center’s “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala brings together an elite community of leaders celebrating the power of mentorship.

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2015 Educator Fellows

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has announced the sixth class for its Educators Fellowship Program.

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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

2015 Honorees- Website Feature

Meet the 2015 Mentorship Honorees

Honoring those who lead by example. All of these six dynamic leaders have inspired so many during their extraordinary careers.

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Website- 10th anniversary

The Plank Center Celebrates a Decade of Success

The Center will celebrate its one decade of success with a monthly series to highlight its programs and mission.  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

MIM Gala

2015 “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala at the Union League Club in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, October 29, 2015.

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Betsy Plank Day

Betsy Plank Continues Winning Hearts of Students

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 near her birthday.

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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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