Staff Directory

Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs

Suite 310, Allen Center MS 610
Phone: 713-348-6280
Fax: 713-348-6282

Linda Thrane
Linda Thrane

Vice President for Public Affairs


Kim Lawrence
Kim Lawrence

Director of Administration


Lexie Lawrynovicz
Lexie Lawrynovicz

Financial Administrator

Sharon Ledbetter
Sharon Ledbetter

Executive Assistant

Creative Services

Suite 200, Allen Center MS 95
Fax: 713-348-6757

Jeff Cox
Jeff Cox

Senior Director of Creative Services


Jeff Fitlow
Jeff Fitlow

Assistant University Photographer


Lynn Gosnell
Lynn Gosnell

Senior Editor Rice Magazine

Kyndall Krist
Kyndall Krist

Assistant Editor


Tommy LaVergne
Tommy LaVergne

University Photographer


Jackie Limbaugh
Jackie Limbaugh

Graphic Designer

Dean Mackey
Dean Mackey

Senior Graphic Designer


Alese Pickering
Alese Pickering

Senior Graphic Designer and Art Director, Rice Magazine


Tracey Rhoades
Tracey Rhoades

Editorial Director and Executive Editor, Owlmanac

Government Relations

Suite 310, Allen Center MS 610
Fax: 713-348-6282

Nathan Cook
Nathan Cook

Director of Government Relations

Marketing and Digital Communications

Suite 200, Allen Center MS 95
Fax: 713-348-6282

Christine Church
Christine Church

Director of Marketing


Jon-Paul Estrada
Jon-Paul Estrada

Associate Director of Web Development


Jason Brock
Jason Brock

Web Specialist

Brandon Martin
Brandon Martin

Manager of Videography


Tiffany Norman
Tiffany Norman

Web and Social Media Specialist


Kendall Schoemann
Kendall Schoemann

Staff Writer

Nalini Ujre
Nalini Ujre

Web Developer

Multicultural Community Relations

Suite 200, Allen Center MS 700
Fax: 713-348-6757

David Medina
David Medina

Director of Multicultural Community Relations


Jan West
Jan West

Assistant Director of Multicultural Community Relations


Jordan Nicholas
Jordan Nicholas

Event Planning Specialist

News and Media Relations

Suite 200, Allen Center MS 300
Fax: 713-348-6380

Doug Miller
Doug Miller

Director of News and Media Relations


Jeff Falk
Jeff Falk

Director of National Media Relations


Jade Boyd
Jade Boyd

Science Editor and Associate Director of News and Media Relations

Stefan De La Garza
Stefan De La Garza

News Analyst


Amy McCaig
Amy McCaig

Senior Media Relations Specialist


Arie Wilson Passwaters
Arie Wilson Passwaters

Editor, Rice News

Avery Ruxer Franklin
Avery Ruxer Franklin

Media Relations Specialist


Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

Media Relations Specialist


Mike Williams
Mike Williams

Senior Media Relations Specialist

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson

Senior Editor

University Relations

Suite 200, Allen Center MS 700
Fax: 713-348-6757

Greg Marshall
Greg Marshall

Director of University Relations


Jessica Lumley
Jessica Lumley

Welcome Center Manager


Jordan Nicholas
Jordan Nicholas

Event Planning Specialist