Dr. Elizabeth Yamashita, Director, 1982-1988

Dr. Yamashita came to OU from Michigan State University where she headed the School of Journalism. A native of Australia, she graduated from the University of Sydney with a BA. Additionally, she received her MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. During her tenure, Copeland Hall received a 23,000-square foot addition, a new computer lab was installed, two Macintosh computers were added for the first time, and scholarships funds were doubled to $100,000.

“A good writer can write anything.

Dr. Elizabeth Yamashita, dean of the J-School at the University of Oklahoma.
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