Martell named Texas A&M assistant vice chancellor and assistant TEES director
COLLEGE STATION -- Marilyn Martell has been named assistant vice chancellor for public affairs in the Engineering Program of The Texas A&M University System and assistant director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). As the assistant vice chancellor for public affairs, Martell will be responsible for strategic planning and coordination of communications and public affairs initiatives. Martell was previously director of public information for the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), where she was responsible for the dissemination of information to the public and news media, and coordinated internal and external communications and public relations. She also has been a columnist for The Bryan-College Station Eagle. For 10 years she was producer and host of "HomeFront News," where she developed, produced, reported and presented on-air a feature television news program that aired 22 times a day, seven days a week, on CNN Headline News in the College Station cable market. Martell has also served as the morning show host and public affairs manager for KAGG/Aggie 96 FM Radio in Bryan, Texas, and as the news director of KWHT-FM/KTIX-AM in Pendleton, Oregon. Among Martell's numerous honors are two bronze Telly Awards in the Non-Broadcast Film/Video (Cable Television) category and the "Top Media Award State of Texas: News Producer," from the Central Texas Council of Child Protection Boards for 1994-95. She has been named a Leading Lady of the Brazos Valley by the Bryan Broadcasting Group, and in 1997, Twin City Mission and Phoebe's Home named her Reporter of the Year for domestic violence issues. Martell earned her bachelor's degree in public relations from Gonzaga University in 1990.