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February 13, 2002

New director of Internet hired

Robyn L. Eoff has been appointed director of Internet, according to Richard McCluney, Colonial Williamsburg vice president of productions, publications and learning ventures.

In her new position, Eoff is responsible for directing a unified presentation of Colonial Williamsburg on the foundation’s multiple web sites. As part of her responsibilities, Eoff will address the diverse needs of the many educational and business interests of Colonial Williamsburg for a unified web presence. Eoff will develop the multiple sites to satisfy the needs of myriad external audience interests in Colonial Williamsburg.

"The Internet is important to the mission of Colonial Williamsburg as a means of communicating the foundation’s many messages to diverse audiences throughout the nation and the world," Eoff said.

McCluney is enthusiastic about Colonial Williamsburg’s future on the Internet. "Dr. Eoff’s broad experience in the production and evaluation of media communications will contribute significantly to our outreach mission in general and our Internet objectives in particular," McCluney said. "She will be the pivotal person for all of our Internet initiatives."

Prior to joining Colonial Williamsburg, Eoff was associate professor in the School of Media Arts and Design at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, where she taught multimedia for the web, digital editing and broadcast journalism.

Before moving to Virginia, she taught broadcast journalism for 15 years at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, serving as chair of the communications department for several years.

She recently completed a professional internship in Media General’s converged newsroom of WFLA-TV, the Tampa Tribune and (Tampa Bay Online) in Tampa, Fla.

She has produced video programming on journalism and education issues for broadcast on public television in Alabama, Minnesota and Tennessee. Eoff holds a doctoral degree in education from the University of Alabama.

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