Morton College in Cicero has appointed Blanca Jara director of public relations & community outreach. In this new role, Jara will oversee all communications and media and community outreach efforts on behalf of the community college.
Jara has more than a decade of experience since graduating from Morton College. 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.
She is an alumna of the American Intercontinental University and Morton College.
"Blanca knows our community, she knows our school and she can tell the stories of our many successes in a unique way, because she is one of our success stories. We know that she will do a fantastic job as we work together toward that mission," said Dr. Stan Fields, President of Morton College.