Sheila Haut will take on the job of public information officer at William Jessup University, a newly formed position for the Rocklin university. Haut has 18 years of corporate communications and public relations experience. Most recently, she worked as an account executive with Lauren Hunter Public Relations. “The University is pleased to have someone of Shelia’s expertise and character serve in this important position,” said Joe Womack, vice president of advancement at William Jessup. “As our university continues its expansion and impact in the region, it became increasingly necessary to effectively communicate its benefits to the community. Sheila’s knowledge of journalism and media will streamline our ability to cultivate new and existing relationships with the greater Sacramento area.” Haut holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, with emphasis in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from San Jose State University. She and her husband and their two children live in Roseville. Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the university moved to Rocklin in August 2004. For more information, visit www.jessup.edu or call 577-2200.