Springfield, Ohio - Karen Saatkamp Gerboth has been promoted to university editor effective immediately, Charles Dominick, vice president for university advancement, recently announced.
The first woman in Wittenberg University's history to hold this position, Gerboth, editor of the university's 34,000-circulation alumni magazine since 1998, will now be responsible for editing all publications intended to reach large or influential external audiences. These include high-cost or high-quality academic, promotional, marketing and recruitment publications or those with broad institutional significance.
In addition, Gerboth will be responsible for maintaining high standards for these publications to ensure that they serve the university's external communications goals and adhere to its style guidelines for written communication, guidelines she created in 2000 with the help of representatives from across campus.
In her four years as editor of Wittenberg Magazine, the university's flagship publication for alumni and friends, Gerboth has consistently aimed to provide readers with a strong arrangement of news, features, sports stories, profiles and historical essays. She has also increased readership significantly and has managed to engage more alumni with the university. Gerboth will continue to lead the magazine as university editor.
A native of New Jersey, Gerboth earned her B.A. in English from Wittenberg in 1993, and her M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1998.
She and her husband, John, also a Wittenberg alumnus, live in Columbus, Ohio, with their 11-year-old basset hound, Emerson.
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