Roz SchliskeRosalind Routt Schliske has been faculty adviser for Laramie County Community College’s student newspaper, Wingspan, since 1976. In 2013, the College Media Association awarded her the highest advising award, Distinguished Two-Year Newspaper Advisor. In 2003, 2004, and 2011 she won first place in the faculty publication adviser category in a national competition sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.

She teaches the mass media (journalism) courses in “Introduction to Mass Media,” “Journalistic Writing,” “Reporting and Newswriting,” “Desktop Publishing” and “Advanced Desktop Publishing.”

Schliske graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism from Texas Christian University where she was editor-in-chief of the Daily Skiff. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming and has finished course work for an MPA.

A former news editor of the Wyoming Eagle, Schliske was a major in the Wyoming Army National Guard where she commanded the 197th Public Affairs Detachment. She has received a Keith L. Ware Award, one of the military’s highest awards in public affairs, and was Wyoming’s nominee for the national Douglas MacArthur Leadership award.

Schliske has served as president of the Wyoming Associated Press Managing Editors and president of the Wyoming professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1999, she was named Wyoming Media Professionals’ Communicator of Achievement (COA). The following year she was runner-up in the national COA competition sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.

When Schliske joined the college in 1976, she also served as director of public information. She held both positions until 1984 when she returned to the classroom full time. In 1991–92, Schliske received a Wyoming Educational Trust Fund grant to design the first visual communications degree program in the Rocky Mountain region. This program developed into LCCC’s multimedia curriculum, a statewide and regional leader.

As a teacher, Schliske has won numerous awards. In 2006, she received the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. In 2003, she received Wyoming’s top community college teaching award sponsored by the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees. In 1994, she was named LCCC’s outstanding teacher, an honor she repeated in 2002. She was a recipient of a national Excellence in Teaching Medallion from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) in 1995 in Austin, Texas.

Schliske is a member of Women in Communications and Phi Kappa Pi scholastic honorary and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Media and Communications, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who International.

E-mail Roz at schliske@lccc.wy.edu