The Plank Center reached a major milestone in 2015. The year marked 10 years since the University of Alabama’s Trustees established the Center and named it for public relations leader and UA alumna, Betsy Plank.

As part of the commemoration initiative, “The Center reached out to professionals, educators and students who supported our success over the past 10 years for their thoughts about aspects of public relations leadership.” said Dr. Karla Gower, director of The Plank Center and Behringer Distinguished Professor in the department of advertising and public relations at UA.

The collected insight produced more than 100 infographics that continues to be used to educate, empower and elevate.

Plank Center, Who We Are & What We Do


Emerging Leaders




Betsy Plank

Sectors of PR

Educator Fellowship Program