It is with great pleasure that I announce News Editor Kienna Van Dellen will succeed me as Editor in Chief of The Collegian for the 2021-2022 school year.
Van Dellen was hired by Dr. Vance and me, and confirmed by Publication Council vote last Friday, April 16.
A rising junior from Canada majoring in journalism, Van Dellen started writing for The Collegian as a student in Andy Kanengiser’s journalism lab class in August 2019. The following spring, she became News Reporter, and helped The Collegian continue online publication after the COVID-19 pandemic sent us home for the rest of the semester. She has worked as News Editor since August 2020.
At the moment I read her first article as a lab student, I knew Kienna would do great things for The Collegian. She is a talented writer, an excellent editor, and I am confident this paper will be in good hands with her as editor in chief.