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.

CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

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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


CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

859.562.2141
Chief Marketing Officer


Director of Media & Strategic Relations

O: (859) 257-7825 | M: (859) 582-5653
State, Regional, National and International Media Relations; Op-Ed Placement; Strategic Relations; Thought Leadership Speakers Management; Part-time Instructor in Integrated Strategic Communication


DIRECTOR - MAIN CAMPUS NEWS BUREAU

Kathy Johnson
o. 859.257.3155 | c. 859.559.5396
Board of Trustees; UK Police; Broadcast Emails and Crisis Communication


MARKETING/NEWS BUREAU STAFF - MAIN CAMPUS

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859.257.3200
Radio production including "UK at the Half" (radio halftime piece) and radio spot production; assist with news conferences and major announcements


Jenny Wells-Hosley
859.257.5343
Office of Vice President for Institutional Diversity (including the Center for Academic Resources & Enrichment Services, Student Support Services, Office of LGBTQ* 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; Coldstream Research Campus; Office of Vice President for Research; Center for Research on Violence Against Women; STEM programs; Kentucky Geological Survey; Radio production; Video production; UKNow emails; Commencement Team; and Crisis Communication


Lindsey Piercy
859.323.5613
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 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; the International Center (including Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, Global Health Initiative); Gatton College of Business and Economics (including Center for Business and Economic Research; Center for Poverty Research; Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center; Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship); Experts Directory


Meg Mills
859.323.7978
College of Education; College of Communication and Information (including School of Information Science; School of Journalism and Media; Integrated Strategic Communication; Department of Communication and Graduate Program in Communication); 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; website maintenance; UK Athletics; and Wildcat Rundown Student Email


Ryan Girves
859.323.8464
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 LGBTQ* Resources, Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives, Martin Luther King Center, and Unconscious Bias Training); Student and Academic Life including First Generation Initiatives; Transportation Services; Human Resources; Student Center; UK Dining; University Financial Services; United Way; Boone Center/Spindletop Hall; Wildcat Rundown Student Email; PR-1  


Danielle Donham
859.562.2660
J. David Rosenberg College of Law; 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); The Graduate School; University Press of Kentucky; Patterson School of International Diplomacy and Commerce; Martin School of Public Policy and Administration; WUKY


Ann Blackford
859.323.6442
Philanthropy and Special Projects


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859.257.3302
UK Alumni Association; University Senate; Staff Senate and Special Projects


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859.257.8716
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; Libraries (including Special Collections Research Center); Student and Academic Life (including CORE, Chellgren Center/Office of Nationally Competitive Awards; Gaines Center for the Humanities); Kentucky Women Writers Conference; UKNow emails; Editing and Placement Consultation of Campus News; Public Relations Internship Program; and Crisis Communication


DIRECTOR - MEDICAL CAMPUS NEWS BUREAU

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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

Mallory Olson
859.257.1076
Cardiovascular Medicine; Gill Heart & Vascular Institute; Saha Cardiovascular Research Center; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Internal Medicine (Allergy, Digestive Health, Endocrinology; Pulmonary; Sleep Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology); Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Program; College of Dentistry; College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Grace Colville
859.257.1754
University Health Service; Family & Community Medicine; Orthodpaedics Surgery & Sports Medicine; College of Public Health; Daytime On-Call


859-257-5307
Spinal Cord and Injury Brain Research Center; Vein Clinic; Neurology/Neurosurgery; Kentucky Neuroscience Institute; Gamma Knife Center; Geriatrics; Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center; Basic Research Departments in College of Medicine; Ophthalmology


859-323-2394
Kentucky Children’s Hospital/Pediatrics; Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program (JPHCP); Transplant Center; Department of Surgery; 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


Allison Perry
859.323.2399
Video production; Markey Cancer Center; NCI/Oncology Research; Comprehensive Breast Care Center; Markey Hematology Program; Markey Multidisciplinary Clinic; HEAL; Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR); multidisciplinary opioid research; Polk-Dalton Clinic, PATHways Clinic, Beyond Birth Comprehensive Recovery Center; Department of Psychology; Urology; Health Care Internship Program; Anesthesiology; Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Radiation Medicine; Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging; Outreach Center; College of Health Sciences; Sports Medicine Research Institute


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Center for Clinical and Translational Science


DIRECTOR – RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

859.257.2980
Vice President for Research; grant, contract, clinical trial publicity vetting; Research video, podcast, blog production; social media, digital content, website management


RESEARCH COMMUNICATION TEAM

859.257.4024
Research video director


859.218.6601
Research video production


859.562.2207
Research video and podcasts; social media


859.323.7487
Research web and social media coordinator


DIGITAL CONTENT

859.257.3109
Digital Content Creator


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859.323.2396
Digital Content Manager


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Blair Hoover Conner
859.257.6398
Social Media Manager


CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

Amy Jones-Timoney
859.257.2940
Creative Services Director


DIRECTOR - MARKETING

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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

Joules Kim
859.257.5374
Graphic Design/marketing production


Kody Kiser
859.257.5282
Video news/marketing production


Brad Mancuso
859.257.3179
Graphic Design/marketing production


Mark Cornelison
859.257.5398
Photography/video support/marketing production


Jon McGee
859.218.1304
Graphic Design/marketing production


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859.323.7654
Graphic Design/marketing production


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859.323.2395
Marketing; social media management for Housing


Brad Nally
859.323.4698
Video news/marketing production


Pete Comparoni
859.562.2021
Photography


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859.257.1909
Marketing; social media management for the president; social media management for enrollment management; marketing interns


UNIVERSITY WEB MANAGER

Andy Shooner
859.257.5370
Drupal - template design, development, coordination, and implementation


WEB COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Jason Ullstam
859.323.7504
Drupal site creation, coordination, development, and maintenance


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859.323.7504
Drupal Web development


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859.323.7504
Drupal content strategy, management, and training


OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

Lori Adams
859.257.1754
Media distribution and tracking; social media; Dean's list distribution; and budget officer