SOUTH BEND—Don Wycliff, public editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been appointed associate vice president for news and information at the University of Notre Dame, reporting to Hilary Crnkovich, vice president for public affairs and communication.
Wycliff succeeds Matthew V. Storin, who had served in the position since 2002 and stepped down in January to teach journalism full time in Notre Dame’s Department of American Studies. At the same time, Crnkovich also announced the promotion of Dennis Brown from associate director to assistant vice president for news and information.
Wycliff will serve as the University’s chief spokesman, work with Crnkovich on communications issues and initiatives, and lead outreach efforts to the news media in all its forms: print, electronic and Web-based.
A 1969 graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in government, Wycliff has been a member of the Tribune’s editorial page staff since 1990 and has served as public editor since 2000. He was editor of the editorial page from 1991 to 2000. Earlier, he spent five years as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, and worked as a reporter at the Houston Post, Dayton Daily News, Chicago Daily News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dallas Times-Herald, and Chicago Sun-Times.