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Logan Named to Warner Chair

Kuyk Logan, the new journalism Warner Chair
Kuyk Logan will take over the prestigious Warner Chair position in journalism this fall.

Kuyk Logan, a veteran Texas and Oklahoma journalist and public relations executive whose career has spanned all areas of the news industry, has been named the 2002-2004 recipient of the Philip G. Warner Endowed Chair in Journalism at Sam Houston State University.

Logan will replace Ardyth Sohn, whose two year term in the visiting professorship expires in May.

The Warner professorship is one of the most prestigious honors awarded on the Sam Houston State University campus and the only endowed chair position in the School of Public Communication. It was established by a $1 million grant from Houston Endowment.

"I have a passionate desire to teach and inspire future journalists," said Logan. "I see the Warner Chair as a splendid opportunity to give back some of what has been given to me."

Logan has extensive work experience in the communication spectrum that reveals his "dedication to journalism."

"Kuyk Logan epitomizes the highest in journalistic passion and pedigree," said one colleague at The Wall Street Journal, who nominated him for the position. Logan is a "consummate professional of tireless dedication and almost boundless creativity" according to another at the Omaha-World Herald.

Flattering comments seem appropriate, considering the scope of Logan's work. After obtaining a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, Logan took a reporting job at United Press International. Excelling in reporting, Logan soon became the Oklahoma correspondent for Time, Life and Fortune magazines. Additionally, Logan was city editor for The Daily Oklahoman.

His journalism career continued in Texas, when Logan became The Houston Post managing editor. He later became managing editor of KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston. Logan is a past president of the Associated Press Managing Editors of Texas and a two-time Pulitzer Prize juror.

He has also served as assistant dean for community affairs at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, vice president for public affairs and marketing at Hermann Hospital, and vice president for corporate communications at the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.

Logan has deep genealogical ties to Huntsville and the university. His grandmother, Annie Kuykendall, graduated with honors from Sam Houston Normal Institute in 1886. She lived in the historic Steamboat House, and her grandfather, Capt. Mathew Kuykendall, fought with Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto.

In addition to teaching news writing and news reporting classes this fall, Logan will be the faculty adviser to The Houstonian, the SHSU campus newspaper, and undertake special projects for the school.

Logan and his wife Dianne, a SHSU summa cum laude graduate in criminal justice, live in The Woodlands.

Editor's Note: The Philip G. Warner Chair in Journalism was established by a grant of $1 million from Houston Endowment Inc., a charitable trust founded by the late Jesse H. Jones and his wife, Mary Gibbs Jones. Jones was publisher of the Houston Chronicle. One of his employees was Philip G. Warner, a 1961 SHSU graduate who served in a number of positions at the Chronicle, from reporter to vice-president and editor-in-chief. Warner was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Sam Houston State in 1985.

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SHSU Media Contact: Audrey Wick
April 19, 2002
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