Larry R. Hygh, Jr., Ed.D. is a lecturer and the internship coordinator in the communication studies department with an emphasis in public relations/strategic communications at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB).
Prior to CSUSB he was the senior communications manager for the Black AIDS Institute, the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. Hygh spent 20 plus years as the chief communications officer for The United Methodist Church (UMC) in five different regional offices in the United States, and the international mission agency when it was based in New York City. He has also been an adjunct instructor at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, Calif.
Hygh, a native of Marshall, Texas, earned an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., a M.A. in mass communications from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a B.A. in radio/television from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he was named the 2006 “Outstanding Young Alumnus.”
Realizing a need to be the most diverse and effective communicator possible, Hygh has completed several highly successful internships. He has had press/media oriented internships with The White House (President William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President), U.S. House of Representatives (Rep. Max Sandlin, 1st Congressional District-Texas), and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a television anchor, reporter, and disc jockey.
Hygh resides in Pasadena, Calif. where he is member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses (the organization that produces the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl). He is a lifetime member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Los Angeles chapter, the Black Public Relations Society Los Angeles (BPRS-LA), and the Los Angeles Press Club. He is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Southern California, and 2008 graduate of Leadership Pasadena.
Hygh, a lifelong United Methodist and fifth-generation Methodist, is an active member of Harmony Toluca Lake UMC (a campus of Hollywood UMC) and serves on the leadership team.
Hygh describes himself as a “fun and adventure enthusiast” who is a foodie and loves to travel. He has traveled to six of the seven continents, 29 countries, and 45 of the 50 U.S. states.
Visit him at www.LarryHygh.com.
- COMM 3211 – Business and Professional Communication
- COMM 3401 – Introduction to Strategic Communication
- COMM 3402 – Writing for Public Relations
- COMM 4305 – Advertising as Social Communication
- COMM 4401 – Strategic Communication Campaigns
- COMM 5401 – Crisis Communication
- COMM 5792, 5793, 5794 - Internship in Communication
Research and Teaching Interests
Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Social Media and New Media, Nonprofits, Internships, Service Learning, Organizational Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, African American Leadership, Public Relations and Pedagogy