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Ashley Reed, Ed.D.


University Events


The chief event professional for the University who is responsible for the strategic direction for events on campus. Working closing with the University’s administration, Ashley executes and plans the University’s ceremonial events and lends her expertise to Presidential events on campus.  As the director, Ashley oversees the event and production teams and supervises the leadership team.

Hannah Centers

Associate Director

Event Processes & Protocol


Oversees event processes and works with facility coordinators and campus partners to develop work flow and implement special projects. As the primary administrator for EMS (UK's event management system), Hannah works with campus event stakeholders to improve efficiency in the event approval and management process.  As the University moves towards a one-stop shop, Hannah works with campus stakeholders to develop policies and put the puzzle pieces together.

Abby Leonard

Associate Director

University Events 


Abby manages large-scale events and works closely with campus partners and facility coordinators to execute events on University property. As the supervisor to the Event Managers, Abby oversees day-to-day operations for the events team. In addition, Abby manages the newly created student event coordinator positions and continues to grow the internship.


Contact the Event Team at or 859-323-8054


Drew Elisabeth Ard

Event Manager

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Ryan Benjamin

Event Manager

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Barry Bowman

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Kate Latham

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Ryan Wills

Production Services Manager


Billy Payne

Production Services Manager