Andrew Corner has been appointed as interim chairperson of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. Corner is a professor of practice and has served as associate chair of Advertising and Public Relations since 2018. Corner has also served the university in leadership roles, including recently as chair of the University Committee on Undergraduate Education.
Prior to joining MSU full-time, Corner (M.A., APR, Fellow PRSA) spent eight years with The Rossman Group, a Michigan-based, statewide issue management consultancy where he provided strategic counseling and account management services for clients in multiple industries. His background also includes a decade in the communications department of Ingham Regional Medical Center (Lansing, Mich.), where he developed expertise in media relations, crisis management and internal communication programs. In his final position there, as system manager of marketing operations, he had operational responsibility for all the health system’s organizational and internal communication initiatives, media relations, trade shows and health fairs, publications and internet applications.
Corner is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is a 2001 graduate of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Michigan program. He holds a master’s degree in public relations management and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State University. In 2021, Corner was elected to the College of Fellows of the PRSA, the nation’s leading professional association serving the communications community.