Office of Communications

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The Office of Communications and Marketing shares Transylvania’s story with a number of audiences through print and digital media. It serves the communication needs for all offices on campuses, as well as manages the university’s branding, website, magazine, media relations and advertising, among other areas.

Media relations

All media-related requests should be directed to Megan Moloney, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, at 859-233-8236.

Megan MoloneyMegan Moloney
Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Megan joined Transylvania in July 2018 after 22 years of overseeing a range of media and public relations activities at several federal agencies. Among those assignments, she served as the director of digital media engagement for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, press secretary on the Deepwater Horizon response, a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Secret Service and director of radio and television production at the White House. Megan has also worked as a radio and television reporter, producer and director, receiving a regional Emmy Award and multiple nominations, as well as several Ohio Associated Press awards. She holds degrees from Miami University (B.S., mass communications) and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., management). A native of Lexington, Megan is also a certified Irish dance instructor and director of the Bluegrass Ceili Academy. She serves as a volunteer on multiple boards, including the Bluegrass Irish Society, OperaLex, the Women's Heart Health Advisory Board at the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute and is a local advisory board member for Phi Mu Fraternity.


Lee BooneLee Boone
Web Developer/Designer

Lee came to Transylvania after seven years as a freelance web developer. He was born and raised in nearby Winchester, Ky., but his family has been here for much longer—his great great great great great great uncle is Pioneer Daniel Boone (unfortunately, Lee never got to meet him). He has a B.F.A. in graphic design from Western Kentucky University and an M.F.A. in sequential art from Savannah College of Art and Design. In his spare time, he plays games, collects comic books and tries all kinds of recipes with his wife and children.


Sam CooperSam Cooper
Graphic Designer

Sam came to Transylvania after a year working as a freelance graphic designer focusing on branding and logo design. He attended the University of Kentucky, where he graduated with a B.A. in studio art and a minor in business. When he's not designing for Transy or for fun, he enjoys finding ways to be creative outside of graphic design. He enjoys working and creating things with his hands, drawing, hiking, photography and spending time with his friends and family. No matter what he is working on, there's a good chance he's listening to new music or a podcast. Born and raised in central Kentucky, Sam is a lover of all things Kentucky—especially basketball.


John FriedleinJohn Friedlein
Communications Specialist & Social Media Manager/Writer

John is the social media manager and a writer for Transylvania—and you’ll often see him snapping pictures around campus. He joined the communications staff after working as a newspaper reporter for 13 years. While at the Elizabethtown News-Enterprise, he wrote a front-page feature column with an eye for the unusual. A big fan of Japanese culture, he sells origami flowers at a Louisville gallery. John earned a B.A. from the University of Louisville.


Robin HicksRobin Hicks
Part-time Marketing/PR Writer and Consultant

Following an early life in classical music, Robin branched out to earn a Master of Letters from Oxford University and a B.A. with honors in English from the University of Louisville. She has enjoyed a liberal artsy professional life, that is to say rich and varied: working as a professional violinist, in publishing, documentary production, marketing and development. She has worked in Mexico City, London, New York and Louisville. The part-time position in the communications office is her happy entrée into her new community of Lexington, Ky.


Julie MartinezJulie Martinez 
Director of Marketing and Communications

Julie joined the communications staff in 2014 as assistant director of communications and marketing. She oversees all projects and is the person to contact if you need communications services. She most recently worked at the University of Kentucky producing documentaries and other multimedia projects for the College of Engineering. Prior to her time at UK she worked for a marketing firm and owned a small media production company focused on non-profit communication. She is originally from Kentucky, but spent nearly a decade in Los Angeles before returning to Lexington. Outside of work she enjoys traveling with her family, hosting international students, documentary filmmaking and home winemaking.


Tyler YoungTyler Young
Communications Specialist: Marketing and Writing

Tyler has played a couple different roles at Transylvania since 2010, when he came to the communications office after two years as a newspaper reporter. He currently serves as communications specialist in marketing. When he's not at Transylvania, you can most likely find Tyler watching Reds baseball, visiting local craft breweries or being a struggling musician as a bass player for bands around Lexington. And if you're awake early enough, you just might see him making donuts and espresso drinks at North Lime Coffee and Donuts on Sixth Street. He graduated from Asbury University with a double major in journalism and Spanish.

Office of Communications

300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508
Old Morrison, 3rd Floor