The Professional Journalistic Practices Committee of SVSU has appointed a new editor-in-chief of the Valley Vanguard for the fall 2012 and winter 2013 semesters.
Justin Brouckaert, a creative writing and English literature senior, will assume duties starting with the Vanguard’s lone summer issue.
Brouckaert has worked for the publication for two years, serving as a staff writer and most recently as the sports editor.
“Justin’s willingness to go the extra mile as a writer, editor and mentor has transformed the sports section into one of the strongest parts of the paper,” said Toni Boger, current editor-in-chief. “We are incredibly lucky to have him, and I look forward to seeing the great things he will do.”
Brouckaert credited the experience he gained managing the section during a busy fall season for preparing him to take over.
“I stepped into the role of sports editor during an exiting year for SVSU athletics,” Brouckaert said. “I’m looking forward to applying what I’ve learned to the paper as a whole.”
Brouckaert has worked as a tutor in the SVSU writing center for three years. He is a member of Cardinal Ink and Sigma Tau Delta.
First published in 1967, the Vanguard publishes weekly during the fall and winter semesters. The newspaper maintains an online presence at valleyvanguardonline.com and on Facebook.