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Greg Hahn Named AVP for Communications and Marketing

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 1:53 pm / February 8, 2013

Boise State University today announced the appointment of Greg Hahn as associate vice president for communications and marketing. Hahn will be responsible for marketing, branding, public relations and web for the university, effective March 5.

“Boise State has an impressive story to tell and I am excited that Greg Hahn will be leading our efforts,” said Boise State President Bob Kustra. “Greg’s most impressive credentials, his local and regional experience and his stature in media and government circles will serve us well as we continue our momentum as a metropolitan research university.”

Hahn comes to Boise State from Idaho Public Television, where he is host and producer of “Idaho Reports.” He also has moderated primary and general election debates for statewide contested races and written and produced for “Outdoor Idaho.” Prior to Idaho PTV, Hahn worked at The Idaho Statesman for 12 years, most recently as local news editor and as political and special projects reporter.

Hahn also has taught media law and ethics as an adjunct faculty member in Boise State’s Department of Communication and is former chair and a current member of the board that oversees The Arbiter, Pulse Radio and other student media on campus.

“I’ve been lucky to have been a small part of the Boise State community for years as an adjunct and a volunteer, and I’m excited for the chance to play a larger role,” he said. “Boise State has a great story to tell, and great people to tell it, and I look forward to the opportunity to help spread the word.”

While at the Statesman, Hahn managed state and local news reporters, helped redesign the newsroom to integrate online distribution in response to readers’ changing demands and helped lead a company-wide innovation effort to rethink all aspects of the business. He also wrote and edited stories on the Larry Craig scandal as part of a Statesman team that was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Hahn earned his master of arts in journalism at New York University.