Southern Connecticut State University has appointed Dr. Trudy Milburn as its new Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Milburn currently serves as assistant Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Science and as Director of Academic Programs at Purchase College, State University of New York. Previously, she was the founder of the Communication Program at California State University, Channel Island where she also worked as co-director of the Center for Community Engagement. At Baruch College, CUNY, Dr. Milburn was Deputy Director of the Graduate Studies Program in Corporate Communication. She also served six years as the Director of Campus Solutions at Taskstream, where she provided consultations in online and onsite software programs that brought her into close alignment with many accreditation agencies. Dr.Milburn holds a BA in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of California, Davis, an MA in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.