Patrick Dilger, director of Southern’s Integrated Marketing & Communications Department has been named 2021 Practitioner of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America Greater Connecticut Chapter (PRSA CT). The award “recognizes an individual who, throughout their career, demonstrated that he or she is an outstanding example of excellence in the industry, having helped to deliver meaningful results to improve the connection between his or her employer or client/s and related constituencies.”
Dilger has overseen the communications and marketing department at Southern for 24 years.
“Patrick’s work alongside University leadership has helped to shape the visibility and direction of Southern both on campus and within the community,” said PRSA CT President Alison Skratt. “His tireless efforts to ensure Southern stays at the forefront of marketing and communications excellence serve as a model within higher education and beyond.”
PRSA CT is one of more than 100 chapters that are part of the national Public Relations Society of America. PRSA Greater Connecticut was formed to advance the public relations profession and to support the public relations practitioner.