Dr. Sharee LeBlanc Broussard, APR, a faculty member in Belmont University’s Department of Public Relations, was named to the national Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) for a two-year term beginning January 2021. She is one of eight Public Relations Society of America representatives to this 23-member board and serves on the UAB Workgroup for Research.
The UAB oversees Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), APR+M for military personnel or contractors, and the Certificate in Public Relations Principles on behalf of a consortium of nine public relations organizations: Asociación de Relacionistas Profesionales de Puerto Rico, California Association of Public Information Officials, Florida Public Relations Association, Maine Public Relations Council, National Association of Government Communicators, National School Public Relations Association, Public Relations Society of America, Religion Communicators Council and Southern Public Relations Federation. It is administered by the Public Relations Society of America.
Broussard’s previous UAB-overseen activities include accreditation candidate mentoring, Readiness Review panelist, study course presenter, examination question drafter, technical review panelist, Public Relations Council of Alabama- Mobile Chapter accreditation chair, and faculty coordinator for Spring Hill College students’ efforts toward the Certificate in Public Relations Principles.
She is a member of Public Relations Society of America-Nashville Chapter and Educators Academy, Public Relations Council of Alabama-Mobile Chapter (past-president), Southern Public Relations Federation, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Southern States Communication Association. She serves as PRSA-Nashville’s 2021 Parthenon Awards Co-chair for judging. She’s engaged civically as well, serving on both the programs committee and Red Door Bash committee for Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee. She’s also a Sustainer member of Junior Leagues of Nashville and Mobile, Alabama.