Ron Hadfield is ACU's assistant vice president for university communication, as well as editor and graphic designer for ACU Today magazine.
He joined the ACU staff in 1983 after working as a production supervisor for American Center Studios Inc. in Southfield, Michigan.
A native of Dearborn Heights, Michigan., Hadfield graduated from ACU in 1979 with a B.A. in journalism, played collegiate baseball, was editor of ACU's Optimist newspaper for two years, and twice a winner of the Wendell H. Bedichek Award as the top journalism student at ACU.
Over the last 25 years, he and his Creative Services staff at ACU have won 243 awards from the American Advertising Federation and 88 regional awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Films he has produced with ACU alumnus Martin Perry and Phillips Productions Inc. of Dallas have won eight international Telly Awards. Projects he has directed have won four awards in CASE international Circle of Excellence competition, including silver medals in 2005 for ACU's Centennial Campaign film ("The Mission") and in 2009 for ACU's student recruiting film, and a gold medal in 2006 for the university's Centennial book, The ACU Century. He also has served as a judging coordinator for regional and international CASE competitions, and been a presenter at regional CASE conferences and workshops.
During the university's Centennial in 2006, Hadfield received a Gutenberg award from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication for distinguished professional achievement, as well as the John and Ruth Stevens Historical "Hashknife" Award for pioneering preservation of ACU history.
He is married to Pam and they have a son, Tanner.
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