Sep. 11, 2019

​​Shmuel Dovrat has been appointed Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's new spokesperson. Next month he will replace Amir Rozenblit, who is retiring after 25 years as spokesperson.


Shmuel Dovrat | ​Photo Credit: Ravital Dovrat 
 Shmuel Dovrat | ​Photo Credit: Ravital Dovrat​


Dovrat has a wealth of experience as a spokesperson and public relations specialist in the public and private sectors, including in the arenas of education and academia. For the last five years, Dovrat has been a senior client manager at the PR firm Porter Novelli, part of the Gitam Group. There, he advised major organizations and companies, offering strategic consulting, public relations and crisis management, including to Tel Aviv University. Prior to Porter Novelli, Dovrat also served as head of Media Relations for Ariel University.

BGU President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, "Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is celebrating its jubilee this year. Shmuel joins us at a decisive time, as we grow and establish the University as a leading international research powerhouse, and he brings abundant knowledge in communications and new media management. The University spokesman is a crucial position, instrumental to our success, and I am confident that together we will achieve the many goals in our drive for excellence and growth."