Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Orangeburg – Elizabeth Mosely, ’00, will direct the communication services office for South Carolina State University 1890 Research and Extension. As the communications coordinator, Mosely will work closely with SC State’s Office of University Relations and Marketing to strategically convey the importance of 1890 programs to federal officials, state legislators and the public.
“We are delighted that Ms. Mosely has returned to join the SC State family,” said Dr. Leola Adams, interim vice president for research and economic development/executive director of 1890 Programs. “Her professional background in media and public relations, new media and radio and television broadcast is essential for communicating the significant value that our programs and research projects provide to South Carolina.”
Mosely, who recently worked as assistant director of public relations for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), served as managing editor for the university’s internal publication, managed communications for events such as Convocation and Commencement, worked with the university president and assisted with the redesign of the university’s portal. Prior to working at UMBC, Mosely held the position of communications assistant for the City of Takoma Park in Maryland. She assisted with the development of the City’s new communications office, oversaw the redesign of its Web site and acted as programmer for the cable station. Mosely also worked as a spokesperson for the New York-based trade association, the Insurance Information Institute, and helped establish its new media studio.
SC State’s 1890 Research and Extension program is a multi-tiered organization committed to improving the economic well-being and quality of life for all South Carolinians. From methodical research projects for the betterment of agriculture to technology and wellness operations in limited-resources areas across the state, 1890 administers an enormous portion of the university’s outreach activities in the following areas: 4-H Youth Development; Adult Leadership and Community Development; Environment and Natural Resources; Small Farm Assistance and Outreach; Family Life; Technology and Data Management; and Nutrition, Food Safety and Wellness. Serving 33 of the state’s 46 counties, 1890 is working to systematically expand its programs to all counties.
Born in Orangeburg and an alumna of South Carolina State University, Mosely earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from SC State in 2000 with a minor in print journalism and radio broadcast. In 2002, she received a Master of Arts in Journalism and Public Affairs with a concentration in Interactive Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.