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MORGANTOWN, WV -

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a nationally prominent center for journalism training and an international media studies think tank, has selected Chris Martin as president of the newly formed Poynter Foundation.

Martin, who was president of university relations for West Virginia University, will be responsible for significantly increasing philanthropic support for the 37-year-old Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

She also will serve as Poynter's vice president for external relations as a member of the institute's senior management team.

Martin has been a member of the senior leadership team at WVU for nine years. Before that, she was dean of the university's Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. She joined the faculty there in 1990. 

During her time at WVU, she also co-directed Poynter's College Newswriting and Reporting Fellowship Program from 1997 to 2004.

As a WVU faculty member, Martin was the winner of two Freedom Forum Research Awards. She was also selected the 1999 Freedom Forum Journalism Professor of the Year and the 1998 CASE/Carnegie Foundation West Virginia Professor of the Year.