Sharon Tinsley Named 2021 Dean’s Medal Recipient

Jun 2, 2021

C&IS Board of Visitors member Sharon Tinsley has been named the 2021 Dean’s Medal recipient by Dean Mark Nelson.

The Dean’s Medal is awarded to individuals who exemplify the qualities of sustaining friendship, unsurpassed loyalty and dedication to the College of Communication and Information Sciences. Since its inception in 2002, only twelve recipients have been honored with the award.

“This award celebrates and honors Sharon’s commitment to our college,” Nelson said. “She is valued by our faculty for her vast knowledge of the industry, and she is a trusted mentor for our students. We are incredibly thankful for her continued loyalty and support.”

Tinsley’s leadership and innovative ideas have been invaluable in developing the College’s national profile and strategic priorities. She has been a member of the C&IS Board of Visitors since 2005 and served as president from 2012-2013. An alumna of UA, Tinsley graduated from C&IS in 1986 with a degree in broadcast and film communication. Today, she currently works as the president of the Alabama Broadcaster’s Association.