Professor Azocar Named Interim Journalism Department Chair

January 22, 2013

MAYNARD INSTITUTE FOR JOURNALISM EDUCATION -- Cristina Azocar, director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University for more than 10 years, has resigned to become the interim chair of the Department of Journalism, the school announced on its website.

Azocar, a member of the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, is a past president of the Native American Journalists Association and serves on the board of the Women’s Media Center.

“Associate Professor Rachele Kanigel will become the acting director of CIIJ while a new direction is planned for the 23-year-old organization,” a separate announcement said.