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As part of its plan to become widely recognized as the preeminent management school by the year 2000, the Sloan School has appointed David R. Lampe, formerly associate director of corporate relations at MIT, to the new position of director of communication.
"We have created this position to expand and coordinate our efforts to keep key constituencies-including corporate executives, government officials, the media, potential students, recruiters, alumni and donors-aware of the School's ongoing accomplishments and underlying strengths," said Dean Glen L. Urban. "David's top-notch communication skills and broad experience in dealing with these constituencies as well as with the faculty make him an excellent choice to fill it."
At Corporate Relations, which includes the Industrial Liaison Program, Mr. Lampe was responsible for a wide range of communications, including The MIT Report, which he founded in 1982. He won several national awards in such areas as periodical writing, video communication, and resource management. He has published two books examining how MIT's relationships with industry and the federal government led to the development of the innovative high-tech region along Route 128 in eastern Massachusetts.
Before coming to MIT, Mr. Lampe was a business journalist for the Los Angeles Times and Business Week magazine. He holds master's degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and from Stanford University in journalism. He received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in mechanical engineering and English literature.
In his new post, Mr. Lampe will advise on the strategic communications aspects of the full range of Sloan's external relations.
A version of this article appeared in the September 14, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 39, Number 4).