BU welcomes new communications director

For immediate release: Sept. 10, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — A Michigan native is the new director of communications at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Rosalee Rush, who came to BU last month, has more than 10 years of experience in public relations, news writing and reporting, speech writing and marketing communications. Most recently, she was a communications specialist with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., serving as editor of the agency newsmagazine, Michigan Business Report, and managing the agency’s quality of life e-publication, MiLifeMiTimes.com.

Rush wrote articles published in niche publications, including BioExecutive International, BioProcess International, Automotive Engineering News, BioTech magazine, Crain’s Detroit Business and Business Facilities magazine.

Earlier in her career, Rush worked with Michigan’s Office of Services to the Aging, Michigan Jobs Commission and Industrial Relations Council on G.O.A.L.S, a consortium of 20 top American corporations and 20 of the top graduate universities in human resource management.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Michigan State University and is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership, with a specialization in organizational analysis, from Western Michigan University. She received the Michigan Department of Career Development’s Martin Luther King Jr./Cesar Chavez/Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship and the Crystal Award of Excellence from The Communicator Awards, which honors the best creative work in the communications field.

As communications director, Rush manages BU’s public relations, promotion and marketing initiatives; serves as university spokesperson and crisis communications coordinator; and leads university publication efforts.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.