Senior Counsel

Shirley Melikian Armbruster is a veteran communications and PR professional with extensive experience in higher education. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a newspaper writer and editor and 16 years at California State University, Fresno, including six years as associate vice president for University Communications, providing media and public relations counsel to the president and senior administrators. She acted as the university’s chief spokesperson and led a 15-member, award-winning communications team that brought together communications, media relations, social media, web, graphic design, photography, video and brand.

Shirley has conducted numerous workshops, seminars, brand training and media training for senior university officials and staff; workshops on developing and sustaining integrated marketing for the American Marketing Association Higher Education Consortium, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), UB Tech and the California State University (CSU) Public Affairs Professional Development Day; workshops on presidential transition for CASE District VII and the CSU Public Affairs Professional Development Day.


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