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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Employee Profile

DANNY NEIL BLANTON

UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS
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207 GERARD HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1678
Joined UM: 08/06/2012

Areas of Expertise

  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
  • CRISIS PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUES
  • INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • JOURNALISM
  • MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
  • MASS MEDIA LAW
  • MILITARY
  • NEW MEDIA JOURNALISM
  • ONLINE JOURNALISM
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS

Brief Bio

With more than 24 years of experience in military, corporate, political and nonprofit sector public relations, Danny N. Blanton returned to his alma mater in 2012 to direct Ole Miss Media and Public Relations. Blanton's objectives include providing strategic direction in crisis communications, internal communications, target audience analysis and message management. His career path literally spans the globe and encompasses a wide spectrum of both military and civilian work experiences. Most recently, he was NATO's public affairs adviser to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Embedded in Afghanistan, he trained, advised and worked to develop and publish long-term strategic communications plans, event-specific public affairs goals and written Standard Operating Procedures and policies regarding communications efforts, media relations, community relations and humanitarian aid.

Degrees

BA
JOURNALISM
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1998)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee