What's New at Lansing Rotary
When: Friday, January 19, 2018
Where: The University Club, 3435 Forest Road
Speaker: Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcast & GM at WKAR
Topic: "WKAR Radio, TV and Digital Media Update"
Chair of the Day: Melissa Nay
Invocator: Glenn Granger
Chair of the Month: Bob Hoffman
Greeter: TBA
Remembrance: Pat Munshaw
Microphone: Maria Lenz
Editarian: Laurie Baumer
Susi Elkins is director of Broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. WKAR Public Media provides mid-Michigan and the global community with award-winning original programming and the best from PBS and NPR via television channels WKAR-HD, WKAR World and WKAR Create; radio broadcasts at 90.5 FM and FM-HD, AM 870 and WKAR Radio Reading Service; and online at wkar.org and video.wkar.org.
Elkins was named to the position in March of 2017, after serving as interim director since May 2016. Prior to May 2016, Elkins served as WKAR television station manager.
As WKAR television station manager, Elkins has overseen all programming, including original content production and partnerships for the station’s three broadcast channels and digital platforms.
Under her leadership, WKAR-TV has been named the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Public Television Station of the Year for five consecutive years (2011-2015), and has earned numerous regional Emmy Awards and top awards from the MAB and the National Educational Telecommunication Association, among others.
Prior to her appointment as TV station manager, Elkins served as Content and Community Engagement manager for WKAR, where she oversaw the convergence of media and programming in TV and Radio and the ongoing growth of original content across platforms. Under her direction, WKAR increased capacity for providing experiential learning opportunities for MSU students. Elkins also increased WKAR’s commitment to early childhood education and solidified its reputation as a community institution through strategic partnerships and collaborations.
Elkins holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunication and a master's degree in educational technology, both from MSU.
Upcoming Speakers
Diane Wilcox, Marketing & Communications Dir.
Jan 26, 2018
Accident Fund, 200 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing
Mike Yankowski, LPD Chief of Police
Feb 02, 2018
"Policing Metro Lansing's Opioid Epidemic" @ University Club
Mark Alley, VP, Global Protective Services
Feb 09, 2018
"Security: It's as Easy as 1-2-3" @ Lansing Center
Joe Wald, Executive Director, Greater Lansing Food
Feb 16, 2018
"Hunger in Our Community: Who It Impacts and What Can We Do About It?"
New Member Presentations
Feb 23, 2018
at the Lansing Center
Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lansing


District 6360
Club ID 2939

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
The Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI  48923
United States
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