Neuman named director of news and information for Olin School

Shula Neuman has been appointed director of news and information for the Olin School of Business, effective Jan. 10.

As a member of the Office of Public Affairs staff, she will develop and execute public information strategies for the Olin School and other business-related programs.

Shula Neuman
Shula Neuman

Neuman comes to the University from WCPN radio, a National Public Radio station in Cleveland, where she had been a reporter and producer since May 2002.

“We’re delighted to welcome Shula to Washington University,” said Judy Jasper Leicht, associate vice chancellor for communications. “Her education and news experience bring important strengths to the Olin School public relations effort and to the University communications team.”

Neuman said, “Being affiliated with Washington University is an honor because I have so much respect for the institution, but I also think it’s somewhat genetic; both of my parents are alumni and my mother works in the medical school.”

A St. Louis native, Neuman previously spent two years as a news producer at KWMU radio in St. Louis. She also was a reporter for the Watertown Daily Times in New York and worked as an intern-producer at WBEZ radio in Chicago. She has written news and feature articles for several local and national publications.

She has received reporting awards from the Missouri Associated Press, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the New York Associated Press and the Ohio Associated Press.

Neuman earned master’s degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Reed College.

Neuman taught English in Chicago suburban schools and in a bilingual school in Bogota, Colombia.