University of Kentucky

UK Alumni Association
King Alumni House
400 Rose Street
Lexington, KY, 40506-0119
Phone 859-257-8905 or 1-800-269-ALUM (2586)
Fax 859-323-1063

Administration and Accounting

Stan Key
Director of Alumni Affairs and Executive Director of UK Alumni Association
Phone: 859-257-8907

Stan is responsible for all administrative and financial operations of the UK Alumni Association. He received his BA in education from the University of Kentucky in 1972 and his MA in education from Murray State University in 1977. His wife, Mary Jane '72, is a retired public and private school teacher and currently stays busy tutoring adults and children in ESL. They have two sons who are both graduates of UK, Ryan '00 and Neil '04.

Nancy Culp
Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator
Phone: 859-257-7162

Nancy works with the Board of Directors, maintains human resources and payroll, coordinates King Alumni House rentals, manages athletic ticket distribution and promotes Institutional Effectiveness. In her spare time, Nancy works with her family showing cattle and horses and likes to read and go antiquing.

Diana Horn
Phone: 859-257-7163

Diana is responsible for the association's accounting management. This includes preparation and presentation of financial reports to the Association's Board of Directors and year-end reports to the University. She is also responsible for reviewing all receivables/payables, maintaining account charts, personnel records and correspondence files. Diana comes from the Markey Cancer Center Foundation where she was the administrator for 15 years. She graduated from UK and received her BS in Accounting in 1970 and MS in Education in 1971. Her hobbies are gardening and reading.

Loraine Verrette
Assistant Accountant
Phone: 859-257-1421

Loraine is responsible for assisting the accountant with the association’s accounting management. This includes daily preparation of deposits and payments and reconciliation of accounts. In her spare time, Loraine enjoys walking, baking, and spending time with her family.

Communications, Membership, and Marketing

Kelli Elam
Associate Director for Communications, Membership, and Marketing
Phone: 859-257-7164

Kelli is responsible for overseeing all association strategic print and electronic communications, membership and marketing. She serves as editor of Kentucky Alumni magazine. She manages the association’s public relations initiatives and non-dues revenue income, including affinity partnerships, sponsorship, and print and online advertising. Kelli joined the association staff in 2004 in the position of Senior Information Specialist, and was later Corporate and Public Relations Manager. Prior to that, she worked as a sports writer/editor/photographer. When not working, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and watching sports – especially the Wildcats!

Linda Perry
Managing Editor, Kentucky Alumni
Phone: 859-257-1478

As managing editor of Kentucky Alumni, Linda Perry is responsible for the day-to-day logistics to produce the UK Alumni Association's quarterly magazine. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from UK in 1984.

Albert Kalim
Phone: 859-257-5433

Albert graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in computer science and currently studying for his MS. He manages and our social media. Albert enjoys playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.

Jeff Hounshell
Senior Graphic Designer
Phone: 859-257-0568

Jeff is responsible for the design and production of all print collateral for the UK Alumni Association, including Kentucky Alumni magazine as well as all membership and club materials. Prior to joining the UK Alumni Association, Jeff worked for three years with Host Communications as director of graphic design, and six years with Hammond Design Associates in Lexington. A resident of Winchester, KY, Jeff enjoys woodworking in his spare time, as well as traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.

Linda Brumfield
Account Clerk III
Phone: 859-257-7165

Linda has been with the UK Alumni Association since 1972 and is experienced in many areas, having worked various positions during her many years at the association. Linda’s primary responsibility is to process all membership dues and Wildcat Society gifts for the association. She also updates alumni records, processes legacy information, and manages historical dues. In her free time, Linda enjoys hiking around the state, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

Katie Murphy
Membership Specialist
Phone: 859-257-8905

Katie joined the UK Alumni Association in 2010 and oversees the front desk and customer service operations. She handles new and renewed memberships, information updates and changes, membership acknowledgments, member requests, and membership mail fulfillment. In addition, Katie manages the Membership Discount Program, all donation requests and collections for the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors Silent Auction and scheduling of appointments for Alumni Career Services. Katie is a 2006 Kentucky Wesleyan College graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Communications. She is currently working on her Master’s through the UK College of Agriculture CTLE Graduate program. She is a central Kentucky native and in her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Leslie Hayes
Membership/Marketing Program Coordinator
Phone: 859-257-3705

Leslie supervises front desk operations and customer service and is the membership program coordinator. Leslie coordinates all membership specific programs including Alumni Career Services, The Traveling Wildcats program and the Legacy Initiative. She has been with the association since 2006. Leslie has three children that keep her busy outside of work. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys outdoor activities, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Brenda Riddle
Membership Specialist
Phone: 859-257-8905

Brenda assists with customer service. She handles new and renewed memberships, information updates and changes, membership acknowledgments, member requests, and membership mail fulfillment. Away from work Brenda enjoys time with her family, gardening and DIY projects.

Ashley Ritchie
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 859-257-4439

Ashley is responsible for copy writing and directing design for print and electronic marketing communications. She brings print and electronic marketing communications to life through her creative writing skills, eye for design and ninja like speed and precision. After attending the University of Kentucky for three years, she transferred to East Carolina University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 2012. When not taking care of business as Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Ashley stars in the roles of photographer, fashionista, soccer coach and coffee addict – to Oscar worthy proportions.

Hal Morris
Publications Production Assistant
Phone: 859-257-1499

As Publications Production Assistant, Hal is responsible assisting with alumni publications, including Kentucky Alumni magazine. He also assists with public relations and social media efforts. He graduated from Morehead State with a BA in Journalism and History. Hal lives in Lexington with his wife and two children.

Information Systems and Records

John Hoagland
Associate Director of Alumni Information Services
Phone: 859-257-8950

John supervises the records department, which is charged with maintaining over 285,000 records of UK Alumni and non alumni members of the UK Alumni Association. He also supervises the alumni information services department, which is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the desktop hardware and software of the UK Alumni Association staff, administering the security of our internal network, maintaining compliance with UK computing policies, administering My Wildcat Community, and overseeing phone and fax services. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and pets and gardening, jet skiing, camping and fishing.

Randall Morgan
IS Tech Support
Phone: 859-323-3853

As a member of the information systems and records department, Randall manages the computer network and infrastructure for the Alumni Association. He also writes Web-based programs and researches and implements new technologies.

Darlene Simpson
Senior Data Entry Operator
Phone: 859-257-8800

Darlene is currently senior data entry operator in the records department. In addition to working at the association she also works a part-time job and is currently enrolled at Lexington Community College. Darlene volunteers with several community organizations and is active in her church. Away from work, she enjoys spending her time with her two daughters and five grandchildren. She stresses the importance of family and friends. She is a woman on the go and never sits still.

Brenda Bain
Records Data Entry
Phone: 859-257-1032

Brenda is the senior member of the data entry team having completed 30 years of service. She is also the records historian having researched the history of degrees and majors offered at UK since the first graduating class of 1869. She also updates records with athletic, fraternity/sorority and other organizational information, records marriages and unfortunately, alumni who have passed on. Her hobbies include crocheting, learning Spanish and collecting black and white cows, evident in her office.

Frances White
Data Entry Operator
Phone: 859-323-1041

Frances has been with the association since March 2000. She devotes most of her time processing address changes from alumni membership, publications, clubs and college mailing returns. In her time away from work, Frances enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in her garden and reading.


Jill Smith
Associate Director for Clubs and Programs
Phone: 859-257-8906

Jill joined the UK Alumni Association in February 2006. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a BBA in Marketing and Management in 2005 and an MS in Career, Technical and Leadership Education in 2011. Jill is responsible for overseeing the association’s Programs area and works most directly with the management of the alumni club network, athletic events and travel, regional programs and university projects. Prior to working at the association, Jill served as an Admissions Counselor at the university where she was responsible for the recruitment efforts in the western Kentucky area. She also spent four years as a student assistant in the Media Relations Department of UK Athletics. Jill is a member of the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Kentucky Board of Directors and is actively involved with the Lexington area Tri-Delta Alumnae Chapter. She is married to Ryan Smith, ’04 and enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Alyssa Thornton
Alumni Program Coordinator
Phone: 859-257-3801

Alyssa assists with club programming, specifically focusing on new alumni clubs. She coordinates programs pertaining to constituent groups, alumni student recruitment, service based initiatives, and special events. Additionally, Alyssa is the staff contact for the Diversity and Group Development Committee and Alumni Career Services. A native of Danville, KY, Alyssa received a BA in Communication Studies from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 2006. She also received a MS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from UK in 2011. Alyssa is an avid sports fan, enjoys CrossFit and playing soccer.

Caroline Francis
Alumni Career Counselor
Phone: 859-257-2746 (Career Center)
Phone: 859-257-9323 (Voice Mail)

Caroline Francis is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), and Board Certified Coach (BCC) with over 19 years of experience working with adults and students in all stages of career transition. In her role of Alumni Career Development with UK, she assists individual clients, develops career-related programming, and writes regular columns for the UK Alumni magazine, Career Cat blog, and monthly e-newsletter.

Kelly Allgeier
Alumni Career Counselor
Phone: 1-888-9-UKCATS

Kelly is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Board Certified Coach (BCC) who joined the Alumni Association in 2010. She has experience working in career development with undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni in all phases of career transition. As an alumni career counselor, she works individually with clients, assists with career program development, and writes columns for the CareerCat Blog and UK Alumni Magazine. Kelly is a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA in Psychology and Sociology, and earned a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University.


Kelly Hinkel
Clubs/Program Assistant
Phone: 859-257-7161

Kelly is responsible for updating and maintaining the Alumni Association Club events calendar and for assisting the Associate Director and Program Coordinators with events and programs. She also serves as the staff liaison for club members. Kelly is originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee but has always bled blue! She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a double degree in International Studies and French. Kelly enjoys traveling and meeting new people. She even spent a year teaching English in France after she graduated from UK.


Sara-Elizabeth Bush
Program Coordinator
Phone: 859-257-8700

Sara-Elizabeth is responsible for association programs including scholarships, reunions, homecoming, great teacher awards, and regional programs. Additionally, she is the staff contact for the Scholarship and Great Teacher Committee and the alumni contact for all colleges. Sara-Elizabeth has been with the association since January 2015. In 2013, she graduated UK with a bachelor's degree in Integrated Strategic Communications and minor in Political Science. Prior to working at the association, Sara-Elizabeth served as a Digital Associate at DDC Advocacy, a political advocacy firm located in the heart of Washington, DC. A native of Madisonville, KY, Sara-Elizabeth has a passion for the University of Kentucky and its people. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.