Title: Director of University Television Center
Department: Broadcast & New Media
As Director of the University Television Center, David oversees the day to day operation of the university's full-service television production facility and staff. In addition to serving as a technical and creative resource for the university community, the TV Center works in conjunction with the Office of Public Affairs to provide high quality, meaningful programming designed to educate and inform. David is charged with providing leadership using creative communications that highlights the accomplishments, contributions, and significance of Mississippi State University to a global audience.
Prior to his role as director, David was Senior Producer at the University Television Center from 2010-2011 and Video Program Manager for the Office of Public Affairs from 2011-2014. For six years, he served as producer and operations manager for a small television production facility in Hattiesburg, MS. David has experience in educational, broadcast, and corporate media production, new media promotion, and project management.
David received his bachelor of arts degree in radio, television, and film production and a master of science degree in mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. He received a master of business administration degree from Mississippi State University in 2015. The son of two educators, David grew up in Hattiesburg, MS and was active in arts and service organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Southeast Mississippi, Hattiesburg Jaycees, and the community theatre group Actors Anonymous.
Honored with the Student Association's 2013 "Friend of the Student" award, David represents the university as a member of the Southeastern Conference Communicators Association and has previously served as an MSU representative on the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Communicators Committee. David lives in Starkville with his wife, Michelle, and son, Will.