Interviews with Industry Leaders

To date, 28 video interviews with distinguished PR leaders have been conducted for their views on leadership qualities, practices and experiences. We hope you find inspiration from the legends such as Betsy Plank, Harold Burson, Ofield Dukes and many more. Their paths to success remind us to keep learning, dreaming and, of course, leading.

Legacies from Legends in PR

PR Legends were asked to write personal messages to students. Their comments capture observations from experience and useful directions for future practice. The legends continue to inform and inspire those who will shape the next generation of public relations.

PRofiles of Success: Stories of Emerging Leaders in Public Relations

PRofiles of Success: Stories of Emerging Leaders in Public Relations is an online book profiling 20 emerging leaders in public relations.


Leaders exert significant influence on the success, future and image of their profession. Yet, only a few PR studies have explored this important topic. One goal of the Center is to build a research-based foundation of knowledge regarding the values, qualities and dimensions of excellent leadership in PR.


Getting a Job in Public Relations, Building Your Brand, and Deciding Between a Job or an Advanced Degree are a few of the webinars the Center has hosted for students.


The Plank Center recognizes the top student research papers at academic conferences and supports scholarships for public relations students.

Platform Magazine

Platform Magazine, an online magazine produced by and for students and educators, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information that encourages the ethical practice and enhancement of leadership in the field of public relations.

Resources of Interest

The Plank Center is committed to helping you expand your skills and advance the practice of public relations.