PR & Marketing Staff

University of Kentucky Public Relations and Marketing provides on-call support to news media 365 days a year. Individual staff members may be reached via contact information below during weekday work hours. Please call the on-call staff member at 859-230-9086 during evenings, weekends and on holidays. UK HealthCare patient conditions are also provided weekdays, weekends and holidays at the same on-call number daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

859.562.2141
Chief Marketing Officer


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


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – PUBLIC RELATIONS & STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

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p. 859.323.6363 c. 859.806.0445
Executive Director, Public Relations 


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC AND INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION

Amy Jones-Timoney
859.257.2940
Executive Director for Strategic and Institutional Communication


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;  social media management for enrollment management


DIGITAL DIRECTOR

859.257.6398
Social media management, digital signage management, Marketing Cloud emails and crisis communication


DIRECTOR OF ISSUES MANAGEMENT AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

o: 859-257-5365 c: 270-315-8850
Director of Issues Management and Crisis Communications  


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; Community Relations and UK LinkedIn Administrator


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


UNIVERSITY WEB MANAGER

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


DEPUTY DIRECTOR - MAIN CAMPUS NEWS BUREAU

Jenny Wells-Hosley
859.257.5343
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;  Lewis Honors College; Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies; Alumni Association; UKNow emails; and Commencement Team


DEPUTY DIRECTOR - MEDICAL CAMPUS BUREAU

Allison Perry
859.323.2399
College of Medicine Dean's Office; Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC); King’s Daughters Partnership; other major UKHC parnterships


DEPUTY PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR/EDITOR

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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; Office of Nationally Competitive Awards; UKNow and This Week at UK emails; and Editing and Strategic Planning of Campus News


EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

859-562-2671
Office of the Provost; Office of the Vice President for Student Success


Office of the Vice President for Institutional Diversity


Sally Woodson
859.218.0402
Office of the President


MAIN CAMPUS – PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM

859.562.2660
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; J. David Rosenberg College of Law; Martin School of Public Policy and Administration; Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce; The Graduate School; UK Libraries; University Press of Kentucky; WUKY


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;  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); Social Media Team; Office for Student Success; and UK Online


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);  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; UK at the Half; Enrollment Management (including Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships); Coldstream Research Campus; Public Relations Internship Program; Housing and Residence Life; UK Dining; and Wildcat Rundown Student Email


Ryan Girves
859.323.8464
Office of the Provost (including the Chellgren Center, Gaines Center for the Humanities); Office for Institutional Diversity (including KYWV-LSAMP, the Martin Luther King Center, Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives, Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education); Office for Student Success (including Campus Recreation and Wellness, CARES, Counseling Center, Disability Resource Center, Financial Wellness, First-Generation Student Services, LGBTQ* Resources, Off-Campus Student Services, Stuckert Career Center, Student Support Services, The Study, Transformative Learning, University Academic Advising, Veterans Resource Center, Violence Intervention and Prevention; Transportation Services; Human Resources; University Financial Services; United Way; Spindletop Hall; Wildcat Rundown Student Email; Smart Campus Initiative (including Esports); and UK Online


Ann Blackford
859.323.6442
Philanthropy, Staff Senate, University Senate, Women's Forum and Special Projects


MEDICAL CAMPUS - PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM

859-257-5307
Spinal Cord and Injury Brain Research Center; Neurology/Neurosurgery; Kentucky Neuroscience Institute; Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center; College of Pharmacy; UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services; College of Medicine/Academic Affairs; College of Medicine expansion/regional campuses; Center of Excellence in Rural Health (Hazard) 


859-323-2394
Kentucky Children’s Hospital/Pediatrics; Joint Heart Care Program;  Cardiovascular Medicine; Gill Heart & Vascular Institute; Saha Cardiovascular Research Center; Transplant Center; Department of Surgery; Anesthesiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Women’s Health and Center for the Advancement of Women's Health; OB/GYN Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Neonatology; NICU;Volunteer Office 


859.562.2207
Markey Cancer Center; NCI/Oncology Research; Comprehensive Breast Care Center; Markey Hematology Program; Markey Multidisciplinary Clinic, Radiation Medicine; Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging; Cancer research, including Toxicology & Cancer Biology, HEAL; Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR); multidisciplinary opioid research; PATHways/Beyond Birth/First Bridge/SMART clinics (opioid treatment clinics)


Grace Colville Sowards
859.562.2294
University Health Service; Family & Community Medicine; Internal Medicine (including Allergy; Digestive Health; Pulmonary; Sleep Medicine); College of Public Health; Plastic Surgery; College of Nursing; Outreach Center; Office of Student Organizations and Activities (including SAB and DanceBlue) 


859-562-2021
College of Dentistry; College of Health Sciences and Sports Medicine Research Institute; Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine; ENT; Ophthalmology; Department of Psychiatry; Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Program; Arts in HealthCare program


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Center for Clinical and Translational Science


CREATIVE SERVICES TEAM

Joules Kim
859.257.5374
Graphic Design/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


VIDEO TEAM

Kody Kiser
859.257.5282
Video news/marketing production


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8595623041
Video news/marketing production


Brad Nally
859.323.4698
Video news/marketing production


DIGITAL TEAM

859.218.2033
Institutional social media management and content creation


Digital Signage Manager 


MARKETING TEAM

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859.323.2395
Marketing; social media management for Housing


Marketing; Housing and Dining  


Libby Duncan
Marketing for Student Success, Esports and UK Online


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


Marketing Coordinator Assistant
859-257-3109
Marketing; Student Success and UK Online


RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

859.218.6601
Video Services Director


859.323.7487
Assistant Director 


859.323.7487
Information Specialist Senior 


859.257.4024
Video Production Coordinator


859-257-1076
Human Development Institute; Center for Research on Violence Against Women; UK Innovate and Office of Technology Commercialization; Office of Undergraduate Research; Center of Membrane Sciences; Center for Applied Energy Research; KY NSF EPSCoR; Center for Health Equity Transformation; Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences; UK Cannabis Center; College of Medicine Basic Science Departments — Behavioral Science; Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry; Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences; Physiology    


WEB COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

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Web development including backend platform development, pattern library development, drupal and web applications.


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


Justin Sumner
Web content strategy, management and training


OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

Lori Adams
859.257.1754
Media distribution and tracking; Dean's list distribution; budget officer; and administrative, staff support