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Lauren Thompson, M.A.
Office Location: 

Room 123M Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 323-1100
Position Title: 
Director of Communications

Lauren joined the College of Health Sciences in January 2018 with extensive experience within higher education public relations and nonprofit communications. She serves as the CHS communications lead and is responsible for developing engaging brand content and executing the college's marketing and public relations strategy. She is passionate about telling the stories behind the people and places that matter to CHS audiences.

Before joining CHS, Lauren worked as the communications coordinator for the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She is a native Texan and moved to Lexington in 2016 after four years working in marketing and communications for her alma mater, Texas A&M University. She received her B.S. in Agricultural Communications and Journalism from Texas A&M in 2011 and her M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University in 2017.

Lauren is the proud mom to a blue heeler mix named Deacon. She can often be found pursuing two of her favorite activities, hiking and photography, at Red River Gorge in her spare time.

Creative Team Responsibilities

  • Photography
  • Graphic Design for flyers, programs, invitations, electronic images, notecards, infographics, etc
  • Writing
  • Design Conceptualization
  • Public Relations (UK and external)
  • Social Media