PR & Marketing Staff

University of Kentucky Public Relations and Marketing provides on-call support to media 365 days a year. Individual staff members may be reached via contact information below during weekday work hours. Please call our on-call phone number of 859-230-9086 during evenings and weekends. A reminder that UK HealthCare patient conditions are provided weekdays at the daytime on-call number of 859-327-1040 and are provided at the 230-9086 on-call number between 4 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. everyday.


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UK Spokesperson
o. 859-257-6605 | c. 859-699-0041
UK President; Provost; Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration; Board of Trustees; and Philanthropy.


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p. 859-257-3303 c. 859-227-7862
Marketing; Special Events; Special Recognition at Athletic events; Web Design Management; Advertising; Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto; social media management for the president; social media management for enrollment management.

Marketing Team

Video news/marketing production; Social Media; Enrollment Management (including Office of Admission and Registrar, Academic Scholarships, Veterans Resource Center, Student Account Services, Financial Aid).
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Graphic Design/marketing production
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Video news/marketing production
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Graphic Design/marketing production
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Photography/video support/marketing production
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Graphic Design/marketing production
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Graphic Design/marketing production
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Marketing; social media management for Housing.
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Video news/marketing production
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Marketing; social media management for the president; social media management for enrollment management; marketing interns.


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o. 859-257-3155 | c. 859-559-5396
Board of Trustees; UK Police; WUKY; Broadcast Emails, Crisis Communication; and Weather Team.

Marketing/News Bureau Staff - Main Campus

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Gatton College of Business and Economics (including Center for Business and Economic Research; Center for Poverty Research; Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center; Schnatter Institute for Study of Free Enterprise); Martin School of Public Policy; Athletics; College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (including Tobacco and Health Research Institute; School of Human Environmental Sciences; Gluck Equine Center and Kentucky Small Business Development Center); UK Police; Radio production including "UK at the Half" (radio halftime piece) and radio spot production; assist with news conferences and major announcements.
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Office of Vice President for Institutional Diversity (including the Center for Academic Resources & Enrichment Services, Student Support Services, Office of LGTBQ* Resources, Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives, Martin Luther King Center, and Unconscious Bias Training); College of Arts and Sciences departments and programs of: Air Force ROTC, Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies, Army ROTC, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and Statistics; Center for Applied Energy Research;  Lewis Honors College; Office of Vice President for Research; Center for Research on Violence Against Women; Appalachia-related areas (Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative; AMSTEMM; Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership); STEM programs;  First Generation Initiatives (including First Scholars and Robinson Scholars); Kentucky Geological Survey; Radio production; Video production; UKNow; Commencement Team; and Crisis Communication.
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College of Engineering (including Paducah program, BIGBLUE, Visualization Center, Joint program w/WKU and UofL, Center for Aluminum Technology, Center for Manufacturing, Asphalt Institute, LSAMP); College of Law; College of Arts and Sciences departments and programs: African American and Africana Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Economics; English; Gender and Women's Studies; Geography; Health, Society and Populations; History; International Studies (including Japan Studies, Jewish Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latino Studies); Linguistics; Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Peace Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Social Theory; Sociology; Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media; College of Social Work; Graduate School; Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce; the International Center (including Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, Global Health Initiative); PR-1.
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College of Education; College of Communication and Information; Information Technology Services (including analytics, smart classrooms, distance learning); Human Development Institute; Community Engagement; Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics; Center for Computational Sciences (including EPSCOR); Facilities Management; Sustainability (including campus sustainability, president's sustainability advisory committee, and student sustainability council); College of Design (including Dept. of Historic Preservation; School of Interiors; and School of Architecture); Auxiliary Services; Social Media Team; and Wildcat Rundown Student Email.
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Office of the Provost; Office of Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration; Office of Vice President for Institutional Diversity (including the Center for Academic Resources & Enrichment Services, Student Support Services, Office of LGTBQ* Resources, Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives, Martin Luther King Center, and Unconscious Bias Training); Student and Academic Life; Transportation Services; Human Resources; Student Center; Staff Senate; University Senate; UK Dining; University  Financial Services; Coldstream Research Campus; United Way; Boone Center/Spindletop Hall; Wildcat Rundown  
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Philanthropy and Special Projects
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UK Alumni Association and Special Projects
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College of Fine Arts (including Bolivar Gallery; Niles Center for American Music; UK Opera Theatre; Dept. of Theatre and Dance; School of Art and Visual Studies; School of Music; Dept. of Arts Administration); Singletary Center for the Arts; UK Art Museum; College of Design (including Dept. of Historic Preservation; School of Interiors; and School of Architecture); Libraries (including Special Collections Research Center); Student and Academic Life (including CORE, Chellgren Center/Office of Nationally Competitive Awards; Gaines Center for the Humanities); University Press of Kentucky; Kentucky Women Writers Conference; Editing and Placement Consultation of Campus News; Public Relations Internship Program; and Crisis Communication.


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p. 859-323-6363 c. 859-806-0445
UK HealthCare Administration, UK Chandler Hospital Administration, UK Good Samaritan Administration; Eastern State Hospital; College of Medicine Dean's Office; UK College of Medicine expansion/regional campuses; Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC); and Center of Excellence in Rural Health (Hazard).

Marketing/News Bureau Staff - Medical Campus

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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR); multidisciplinary opioid research; Polk-Dalton Clinic, PATHways Clinic; Beyond Birth Comprehensive Recovery Center; Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Program; College of Public Health; and Social Media team.
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Daytime On-Call; University Health Service; College of Health Sciences; Sports Medicine Research Institute; Department of Internal Medicine (Allergy, Digestive Health, Endocrinology, Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology); ENT, Ophthalmology; Plastic Surgery; Office of Patient Experience; Pastoral Care; College of Dentistry; and Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center; Social Media Team; Wildcat Rundown  
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Kentucky Children’s Hospital/Pediatrics; Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program (JPHCP); Women’s Health and Center for the Advancement of Women's Health; OB/GYN Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Neonatology; NICU; UK Arts in HealthCare program; Volunteer Office; and College of Nursing and Hospital Nursing.
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Cardiovascular Medicine; Gill Heart & Vascular Institute; Saha Cardiovascular Research Center; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Spinal Cord and Injury Brain Research Center; Vein Clinic; Neurology/Neurosurgery; Kentucky Neuroscience Institute; Gamma Knife Center; Geriatrics; Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; and Basic Research Departments in College of Medicine.
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Video production; Markey Cancer Center; NCI/Oncology Research; Comprehensive Breast Care Center; Markey Hematology Program; Markey Multidisciplinary Clinic; UK HealthCare Transplant Center; Department of Surgery; Urology; Health Care Internship Program; Anesthesiology; Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Radiation Medicine; Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging; Outreach Center; College of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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Center for Clinical and Translational Science.


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Drupal - template design, development, coordination, and implementation.

Web Communicatons Team

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Technical support; website creation, coordination, maintenance and Drupal assistance; server management; broadcast email facilitation; and Weather Team.
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Drupal site creation, coordination, development, and maintenance.
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Drupal Web development


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Digital Content Strategist
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Digital Content Manager


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Media distribution and tracking; social media; Dean's list distribution; and budget officer.