Fairfield University names director of Media Relations

Michael Horyczun

Michael Horyczun has been appointed director of media relations at Fairfield University.

Horyczun will oversee the management of the staff and the Office of Media Relations with special portfolio assignments in the placement of Fairfield University faculty experts, and publicity for student affairs, admissions, advancement and the arts, including events at the Quick Center for the Arts, and exhibitions and programs at the Bellarmine Museum of Art and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery.

Horyczun has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist and public relations professional. Most recently, he served as director of Public Relations for the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, overseeing media campaigns that helped raise the profile of the institution, leading to record attendance. He also worked as the PR director for Stamford Center for the Arts and was a marketing associate at the Westport Country Playhouse.

In addition to his public relations career, Horyczun has extensive journalism experience: as a feature writer and columnist for The Advocate/Greenwich Time and Westport News, and as a writer for The Hour in Norwalk, contributing freelance music columns.

In addition to the print media, he has worked in radio. He currently is an on-staff member at public radio station WPKN-FM in Bridgeport, hosting a bi-monthly music program. He previously hosted a daily drive-time music program on WFUV in New York.

A resident of Trumbull, Horyczun is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he majored in English and journalism.

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