JAWS President Named Dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at FAMU

Congratulations to JAWS president Mira Lowe on becoming the next dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She will assume her new role on Oct 22.

Mira currently is assistant dean for Student Experiences and director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC).

JAWS president until elections prior to this year’s CAMP, Mira joined UFCJC as INC director in 2017, was named the college’s ’s first Assistant Dean for Student Experiences in 2019, serving as team leader and facilitator for all immersion administrators. She also assumed responsibility for overseeing the college’s Knight Division for Scholarships and Student Inclusion and the  Office of Careers and Corporate Partnerships. She served as chair of Becoming a Woman of Influence, CJC’s annual women’s leadership conference, which features successful alumna who share insights and experiences and offer advice to students on navigating their personal and professional lives.

Mira, who has served as president of JAWS since 2019, is a leader in the journalism industry. Prior to joining UF, she was a senior editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta, managing the planning, execution and programming of daily features content and special projects across a global portfolio. In her other past lives, she was editor-in-chief of JET magazine, the first woman to helm the African-American newsweekly, and assistant managing editor of Ebony magazine at Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago. Mira also was an associate editor and recruiter at Newsday in New York.

Way to go Mira!