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SXU appoints Executive Director of Media Relations

Jay Foot begins Aug. 17

news story imageChicago (August 20, 2009) Saint Xavier University announces the appointment of Jay Foot as Executive Director of Media Relations effective Aug. 17.

Foot, who was selected after a national search, will direct and develop Saint Xavier’s comprehensive media relations effort, serve as a university spokesperson and be the primary point of contact for all media queries and requests for information.  He will report to Vice President for University Relations Robert Tenczar.

“Mr. Foot’s years of experience in the media business and his wide network of contacts will be a valuable asset to Saint Xavier, and help bring us greater recognition as a leading comprehensive Catholic university,” Tenczar said.

Foot has many years of industry-recognized experience in media, this past year as Managing Editor of Chicago’s 2016 Olympic games bid coverage at Bader TV News supplying video to worldwide news organizations. For more than 20 years prior Foot held key positions, including Executive Producer, at Chicago television stations CBS-2 and ABC-7, where he was involved in strategic planning, advertising and promotion plus local news and program production. He brings a unique understanding of media relations to Saint Xavier.

“I am very pleased to be directing the media relations effort at Saint Xavier,” said Foot. “I look forward to spreading the word about the excellent efforts and activities of the Saint Xavier community, and to building strong relationships with the media.”

Foot has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia.


Jay Foot
Executive Director of Media Relations
(773) 298-3937or foot@sxu.edu