program director

noun

Definition of program director

: one in charge of planning and scheduling program material for a radio or television station or network

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Caldwell, a Washington native, served as program director of the Criminal Justice Commission and oversaw its Justice Reinvestment grant initiative, designed to support programs that reduce prison use and offenders’ likelihood of recommitting crimes. oregonlive.com, "Former prosecutor selected to lead Portland’s police oversight division," 1 July 2019 Williams worked during summers as a program director at Wheaton College’s HoneyRock campus in northern Wisconsin. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "George Williams, taught physical education and coached gymnastics at Wheaton College, dies," 1 July 2019 Gibson has spent each of the 15 following summers at the camp — first as a camper, a junior leader and a counselor and now as a program director. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "Camp Courant begins 125th year of free summer camp for Hartford kids," 24 June 2019 Trustee Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca, a former corps member who briefly worked as a program director for Teach For America, supported renewal. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, "How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement," 18 June 2019 Ivana Veiga, program director at the camp, recalls a mother who split her four children into two separate sessions. Ysabelle Kempe, BostonGlobe.com, "Hull camp marks a century of welcoming low-income children," 12 June 2019 That's exactly what's happening at public swimming areas around the country according to John Rumpler, the clean water program director at the Environment America Research and Policy Center. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "A New Study Shows Dangerously High Bacteria Counts in the Water at Beaches Across America," 24 July 2019 After stepping down as dean, Dr. Taylor was instrumental in securing federal grants for Howard’s Health Careers Opportunity Program, an effort to attract minority students to the health-care profession, and served as program director. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 23 July 2019 Ramos and Paul Jansen, program director at OutRight Action International, a global LGBTQ human rights organization, told NBC News that a third woman was shot in El Negrito, a municipality in Yoro, on July 3. Gwen Aviles, NBC News, "3 trans women shot and killed in Honduras in July," 10 July 2019

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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