How to Be a More Effective PRSSA Adviser

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Category: Leadership & Management

Working with PRSSA students can be a rewarding way to give back to the profession while paving the way for future public relations practitioners. Whether you’re a Professional Adviser or a Faculty Adviser, start your year with tips and best practices to help you strengthen your local PRSSA Chapter and mentor students. PRSSA National Professional Adviser Kelly Davis, APR, and National Faculty Adviser Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR, will facilitate a session in which participants will:

  • Discover best practices for building the relationship between PRSA and PRSSA Chapters.
  • Learn how Faculty and Professional Advisers can work together to help Chapters achieve their goals.
  • Identify and make use of resources to support membership recruitment and retention, identify scholarship and funding opportunities, and increase participation in national and regional PRSSA events.
  • Understand how to be most effective in serving and mentoring students.

Who should attend this webinar: PRSSA Professional Advisers; PRSSA Faculty Advisers; and PRSA Chapter leaders whose Chapters sponsor PRSSA Chapters.


Kelly J. Davis, APR, public relations instructor, University of South Carolina

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Kelly Davis, APR, is a public relations instructor at the University of South Carolina and an independent public relations consultant. She has served as a Professional Adviser to UofSC’s Bateman Case Study Competition teams and now serves as the Chapter’s Faculty Adviser. A past president of the South Carolina Chapter of PRSA and a former PRSA National Board member, she is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy and PRSA Educators Academy.

Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR, assistant professor, Ohio Northern University

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Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR, is an associate professor of public relations at Ohio Northern University where she is the PR program head. For the past 10 years, she has served as a PRSSA adviser in some capacity – six years as Chapter adviser and six years as the Student-run Firm adviser. An active member of the PRSA Educators Academy, she currently serves as the Section’s secretary.



Participants with the APR credential earn 1.0 APR Maintenance Credit for a webinar. Learn more about Accreditation maintenance.