ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca College has appointed Amy Falkner as the new dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, as announced on Intercom June 9.

Falkner, who previously worked in leadership roles at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, will begin her new position Aug. 1, 2022.

Falkner has previously held acting and interim dean positions at Newhouse and was responsible for leading development with curriculums, allocating and managing fiscal resources and attracting and retaining faculty, staff and students.

Falkner is interested in bringing people together and hopes to build cross-campus partnerships and programs.

With experience with journalism, teaching and leadership in communications programs, Falkner’s “experiences and qualities will serve current and future Park School students well in preparing them for the ongoing transformation to the realm of digital media,” according to Intercom.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at