Peggy Kuhr has been named the University of Montana's vice president for integrated communications.

Formerly the UM Journalism School Dean, Kuhr is currently the interim vice president of communications. University President Royce Engstrom conducted a nationwide search for the newly organized position, but decided that Kuhr was best qualified for the job. She will officially be vice president January 15.

Also hired was Mario Schulzke as assistant vice president for Marketing.

Peggy Kuhr talked to KGVO/KLYQ News this week about the decision.