Alumna Michels Promoted to Life Care PR Director

Friday, February 03, 2012

Lee University alumna Leigh Michels was recently promoted to director of Life Care Centers of America’s public relations department.

Previously public relations coordinator, Michels will now lead Life Care’s PR team in the communication efforts of Life Care corporate offices, as well as facilities nationwide. As director, she will oversee the production of marketing products, Life Care’s two major magazines, and direct mail recruitment efforts. She will also contribute to media and community relations initiatives.

While a student at Lee, her internship with Life Care led to a full-time position as public relations assistant. One year later, she was promoted to special projects coordinator where she served as a legal liaison between the public relations and legal teams, assisting with crisis communications.

Michels said, “When I think of my time in the Lee communication program, I think of the professors I spent so much time with. Professors like Dr. Patty Silverman taught from her real-world experiences and pushed me to pursue excellence.”

Michels graduated from Lee (2008) with a bachelor’s in communication with an emphasis in public relations. She was involved in Lee’s 2006-07 Bateman team, Public Relations Students Society of America, and Lambda Pi Eta. Michels is currently serving as professional advisor to Lee’s 2011-12 Bateman team.