Karen Shepherd, editor of "Network" magazine, will become director of development and community relations for the University of Utah's College of Business and Graduate School of Business, effective Oct. 3.

Shepherd, president of Webster Publishing and editor of the award-winning feminist magazine, will direct the college's fund-raising efforts. Webster publishing publishes "Network" and "VII," a program guide for KUED.She has served as director of continuing education for Westminster College, the director of Salt Lake County Social Services and as a college instructor of English.

Shepherd is a member of the US WEST executive advisory board, the board of trustees of Westminster College, the board of directors of Project 2000 and the Coalition for Utah's Future, the Private Industry Council, the advisory board of the U. of U. Graduate School of Social Work, and the business council of the U.'s Graduate School of Business.

Shepherd is the major stockholder of Webster Publishing, but will no longer be involved in daily management of the firm, she said.