Robin Forman Howard Is Appointed Director of Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester Program

Robin Forman Howard, Director of Syracuse University Los Angeles.

Robin Forman Howard, Director of Syracuse University Los Angeles.

Veteran film and television producer, Syracuse alumna and professor, Robin Forman Howard has begun her new position as the Director of Syracuse University’s Los Angeles Academic Semester Program (SULA Semester).

Howard notes, “The time I spent in Syracuse opened the door to the world of possibilities, and gave me the courage to drive across the country to L.A. with little money and no contacts. To now step into the director’s position is a real honor. I’m very excited to be able to give back to the school that gave me so much.”

Dean of SU’s Newhouse School Lorraine Branham notes, “Robin’s an alumna of the Newhouse School and has deep affection for her alma mater. She is a wonderful teacher who understands the program because she’s been involved since its inception. Also, her impressive professional background and extensive industry contacts will serve our students well.”

When asked about the unique opportunities that the SULA Semester experience offers, Howard adds, “Our students interact with high-profile alumni including Aaron Sorkin, Rob Light, Jason Blumenthal, Doug Robinson, Brian Frons, and Diane Nelson. Our professors have had illustrious careers in the entertainment industry, and bring to class a variety of practical and professional experiences. The students also have the opportunity to try their hand at living and working in Los Angeles with a support system in place to help them.”

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