President Dana G. Hoyt will be featured on Sam Houston State University’s airing of City Spotlight, a Cable 7 broadcast that connects the university to the greater Huntsville community, Wednesday.
Mass communication senior Colin Harris, who helps promote the broadcast, said that some topics Hoyt might discuss are Bearkat All Paws In, online classes and the upcoming south residential quad. However, the conversation could expand to other events around Huntsville.
“We’ll talk about a variety of things including the past and the present,” Peter Roussel, Warner Endowed Chair and host of City Spotlight said. “I think people are always interested in hearing about people’s careers prior to Sam Houston, so we’ll talk some about that and then we’ll talk about various projects which she certainly is at the forefront of in terms of Sam Houston and what’s happening on the campus right now.”
Hoyt said she is looking forward to appearing on the broadcast in order to weave SHSU and the city of Huntsville together.
“It’s always a pleasure to talk about Sam Houston State University and the exciting accomplishments of our people and programs,” Hoyt said. “City Spotlight provides a great opportunity to showcase the university and to strengthen the connection between the campus and our home community.”
According to Mel Strait, clinical associate professor, Hoyt’s interview will be much more than just questions and answers.
“It’s a good opportunity for a low pressure forum that will allow her to pass along information that would be relevant to both students and the people of Huntsville,” Strait said.
Harris said that to the best of his knowledge, this is Hoyt’s first appearance on the show, at least in a while.
“From what I understand, she hasn’t been on the show as long as Roussel has been hosting it, so we thought that she’d be great,” Harris said.
City Spotlight is put on primarily by students and airs Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on Channel 7 with reruns the following Friday and Monday at 4 p.m.
“What this show represents is the coming together of students from two different majors within the department of mass communication, broadcast production and public relations, to produce and promote a television show,” Roussel said. “What they’re doing is pretty much what they’d be doing if they were out in the work force right now. The students produce it and promote it, Mel Strait and I are really just shadows in there.”
Colin Harris has written for The Houstonian in the past