The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Tow Foundation endowed the chair, which honors its founder Leonard Tow.
Shei will serve as associate director for strategic partnerships to build support for quality journalism.
The documentary professor produced the Sundance hit "Quest: A Portrait of an American Family."