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News Office gets interim director

Pamela Dumas Serfes
Pamela Dumas Serfes

Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation Kathryn Willmore has announced that Pamela Dumas Serfes, director of communications and donor relations in Resource Development, has been named interim director of the MIT News Office effective Dec. 1. 

"Pamela had extensive experience in news and communications as director of communications at Randolph-Macon Woman's College prior to coming to MIT," Willmore said in her announcement. Dumas Serfes is also a member of the Communications Operating Group, a senior MIT communications strategy group.

Dumas Serfes will serve through the academic year, by which time a new director of the News Office is expected to be in place, Willmore said. In the meantime, the three senior staff in the office will continue their responsibilities for the three primary functions of the office: Denise Brehm -- critical issues management; Kathryn O'Neill -- Tech Talk and the news website; and Patti Richards -- public relations strategies.

Dumas Serfes will continue with her responsibilities in resource development, but on a reduced scale during her service as interim director of the News Office. Dumas Serfes can be reached at x3-2703 or

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 14, 2005 (download PDF).

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