Advertising + Public Relations Professor of Practice Andrew Corner has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). PRSA is the nation’s leading professional association serving the communications community. The College of Fellows is an honorary organization within PRSA comprised of more than 350 leading professionals and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession. Corner is one of 13 new fellows elected this year.
Fellows are selected through a rigorous peer review process and are chosen based on their superior professional performance and extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the communications profession over a minimum of 20 years in practice. Election to the College of Fellows is considered a pinnacle career achievement. Fewer than two percent of PRSA’s 30,000 members achieve the distinction.
“Andy is a talented PR professional, teacher, and leader. He is an incredible asset to our department and to ComArtSci. We are so proud to see his leadership in the field recognized by the PRSA,” said Dr. Teresa Mastin, Professor and Chair of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations.
Corner will be formally inducted into the College of Fellows at ceremonies in October.
Andrew Corner, M.A., APR, Fellow PRSA
Prior to joining MSU full-time, Corner 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 of the health system’s organizational and internal communication initiatives, media relations, trade shows and health fairs, publications and Internet applications. In the Department of Advertising + Public Relations, Corner serves as Professor of Practice and Associate Chair. Corner is a beloved instructor for a wide array of public relations classes and field experiences. He has served as Chair of the University Committee on Undergraduate Education.
Corner is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America 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.