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Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations

5 Year Anniversary

Mark your calendars! Wednesday, October 30th will mark the five-year anniversary of the namesake of Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations being established. Five years ago, Stan Richards partnered with The University of Texas at Austin to create a high-caliber advertising and public relations school for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Today, the Stan Richards School is ranked #1 in the United States and has grown to serve nearly 1,500 students.  The program was initially created to bridge the gap between advertising academics and industry. Specifically, Stan Richards wanted to establish an educational experience that critically prepares students for a wide array of positions within the industry. Over the past five years, Stan Richards’ generous contribution has been essential to support and grow the Texas Creative degree sequence, the Texas Media & Analytics sequence, and the Stan Richards Professorship.  These initiatives have continued to better develop and prepare students for careers in industry, essentially making them more ‘career ready’ than peer institutions, and as such our students have exciting and highly creative early-career employment opportunities, such as brand or account management, digital analytics, social media management, art direction, copywriting, media planning, communication management and social media management.  

Five years later, Richards is set to revisit Austin to commemorate the anniversary of the school naming. In addition, he is set to make a big announcement to all students, faculty, and staff in the Belo Center for New Media, in the 4th floor lobby, from 1:30-2:00 PM. The announcement will be made by Richards himself along with key staff, and is anticipated to reveal an exciting chapter in the evolution of the school. The reception will be open to the public and will provide snacks, drinks, and giveaways provided by Moody College. All students and faculty are encouraged to attend as the announcement is one you will not want to miss. 

For more information, please check the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations website for official announcements.

Matthew Brunicardi

Graduate Student


For more information, contact:

Kathleen Mabley at 512-232-1417