With the changing of the status of the School of Journalism and Communications in 1957 to the College of Journalism and Communication, the office of the Dean of the College was formed.1 In 1968, the college changed its name to the College of Communications.2 In 2008, the college changed its name to the College of Media.3
The dean is the chief executive office of the college, responsible to the President for its administration. He is the agent of the college faculty for the execution of the college education policy. Other duties of the dean include calling and presiding over faculty meeting; making appointments, reappointments, or promotions of the faculty; overseeing registration of the students and serving as the medium of communication for official business of the college with campus authorities, students, and the public.4
1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 49th Report, June 20, 1957, p. 435.
2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, January 17, 1968, p. 875.
3. Agenda Item no. 15, Meeting of March 26, 2008, Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Items, RS: 1/1/801
4. University of Illinois Statutes, 1972, p. 12-14.
Description: Subject file including correspondence, reports, questionnaires, minutes, workshops, programs, announcements, journalism newspapers, manuscripts, clippings, photographs and related material concerning university committee service by the directors and deans; administrative policies and procedures; budgets; building program, plans and dedications; admissions; honors; fellowships and scholarships; graduate work; faculty appointments; non-academic personnel; alumni newsletters, directory (1934) and activities; educational policy; journalism education; professional publications and textbooks; examinations and course outlines; library, National Library Week Committee (1967-70); advertising; communications research; radio and television broadcasting; histories of journalism at Illinois (1928-34); Illini Publishing Company administration and publications; publications (The High School Journalist, 1924-37; ICPA News, 1932-49; Observer, 1942-43); High School Press Association (1924-43); Illinois College Press Association (1932-49); Illinois Press Association; Professional Societies; professional awards and contests; Journalism Hall of Fame (1929-37, 1940-44); short courses and conferences for newspaper editors (1937-70); University Press Board (1936-56); Wilbur Schramm (1948-49). The series contains the files of Dean Theodore Peterson relating to the University Committee on Human Relations and Equal Opportunity (1963-68), and the departmental correspondence of the Department of Journalism by James W. Carey (1987-1988).