Bruning Named Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Thursday, May 10, 2012

News-Bruning-125x169Capital University has announced the appointment of Dr. Steve Bruning as interim director of Athletics and Recreation.

Bruning will assume the responsibility for the interim position in addition to his position as professor of communication. His appointment is effective immediately.

Bruning has been a member of the Capital University faculty since 1991, and previously worked as interim athletic director during the 2007-2008 academic year. Prior to returning to the faculty full time in 2011, he served Capital in a variety of administrative capacities, most recently as the associate provost.

In the classroom, Bruning is the 2002 winner of Capital University’s Praestantia Award for excellence in teaching and winner of this year’s Cotterman Award for excellence in advising. As a scholar, Dr. Bruning has published more than 25 articles in academic journals, made more than 40 conference presentations, and currently serves on three editorial boards. In 2006, he was named by Ki and Shin as the most productive scholar in the area of public relations as relationship management.

Bruning’s leadership and experience serving in this capacity ensures steady guidance and oversight of Athletics and Recreation while a search for the permanent director takes place during the coming year, Dr. Richard Ashbrook, Capital's provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, said.


Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.  


Contact: Nichole Johnson
Director of media relations and communications
Capital University
c: 614-440-9158 


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