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September 29, 2008

Clarice Doyle Named Development Specialist at RSU

Clarice Doyle, a longtime local journalist and past editor of the Claremore Daily Progress and Pryor Daily Times, has been named research and development specialist in the Office of Development at Rogers State University.

In her new role at RSU, Doyle will assist in the overall fundraising initiatives of the university, said Dr. Danette Boyle, RSU vice president for development.

"We are very pleased to have Clarice Doyle join our staff," Boyle said. "She is very well known and respected in area communities and brings a great deal of experience in research and writing to the university."

Doyle served as executive editor of the Claremore Daily Progress since 2005, where she was part of the newspaper's management team and oversaw daily operations of the newsroom. She also worked as managing editor of the Claremore Daily Progress from 1996 to 2001, serving as reporter and graphic designer.

She had similar responsibilities as managing editor of the Pryor Daily Times, where she worked from 2001 to 2005.

Under her guidance, both newspapers received writing, opinion and design awards from the Oklahoma Press Association and Associated Press International.

Her previous experience includes public relations in corporate and collegiate environments, and graphic design and publication production in the private business sector.

She received a bachelor of arts in journalism from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah in 1979 and an associate of arts in news reporting from Claremore Junior College, a predecessor institution of RSU, in 1976.

She has been a member of the board of directors of the RSU Alumni Association since 2005, including serving as president. She also has been a member of the board of directors for the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce and Community Action Resource Development. In addition, she is an honorary member of the Reveille Rotary Club.