B.A. in Communication ’86, M.A. in Communications Management ’05

According to Ric Harris, earning his Masters in Communications Management helps him in three distinct ways.

“First, it provides tremendous differentiation in our highly competitive, global marketplace. As a media executive, I have witnessed first-hand the tectonic shifts in our industry and realized very early that a broad understanding of media coupled with a keen understanding of digital strategy would help shape my vision and ability to lead.

Second, the Masters in Communications Management is built for practical application. Like most grad students, I pursued my degree while working full-time. Because this Masters program effectively blends the core principles of Communications and Business Management, I was able to immediately apply the lessons learned in class at work.

Third, my pursuit of the Masters in Communications Management re-enforced the value and benefit of “life-long learning.” Today’s business environment demands that we are continually honing our skills, learning new concepts, and expanding our network. The Masters in Communications Management enabled me to do all of those things in a collaborative environment with a faculty team that challenged me and fellow students who inspired me.

I am forever grateful for the knowledge and experience!”

Ric was recently promoted to president and general manager of WVIT, the NBC-owned station in Hartford-New Haven.  He joined WVIT in March of 2013 as vice president of sales.  Prior to that, he spent two years at Accenture, where he was manager ofcommunications, media and technology.  From 2005-2007, he was EVP and general manager of digital media and strategic marketing for NBC-owned stations.  Prior to that, he was VP-GM o WEWS in Cleveland.