Wichita — A former Kansas newspaper publisher has been named interim director of Wichita State University's Elliott School of Communication.
The university announced the appointment of Lou Heldman, former publisher of the Wichita Eagle, on Wednesday. He's expected to assume the job in mid-June, when director Susan Huxman leaves to become president of Conrad Grebel University College in Canada.
Heldman joined Wichita State University in 2007 and teaches courses on the impact of the Internet on media and society. He is also executive producer of the school's monthly television series, "Wichita State & The World."