Morton College Appoints Director of Public Relations & Community Outreach

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Morton College announced the appointment of Blanca Jara as Director of Public Relations & Community Outreach. In this newly created role, Jara will oversee all communications and media and community outreach efforts on behalf of the community college. An established communications and PR professional, Jara has more than a decade of experience since graduating from Morton College. Selected by an independent committee after a months-long process, Jara has held leadership positions and handled high-profile media issues for several organizations. She served as Director of Communications for UNO Charter School Network, functioning as a spokeswoman for the organization and managing its overall communications and public relations program. Prior to that, Jara worked in the public relations department for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, where she produced marketing strategies for a variety of Clerk services, worked directly with stakeholders and elected officials, and managed its public relations and community outreach efforts. Jara is an alumna of the American Intercontinental University and Morton College. For more information on Morton College, visit

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