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Kate Downing

Director of Marketing for University Advancement and Special Projects

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Kate Downing is the director of marketing for university advancement and special projects at Oklahoma City University. Previously, she served as the director of communication and external relations for the George & Barbara Bush Foundation at Texas A&M University. For eight years, Kate served as director of marketing and special assistant to the president at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where she formed the Department of Marketing Communications and led branding efforts for the university.

She came to Lamar University in 2013 from the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business, where she served as the director of communication for six years. Prior to this, she was the marketing and public relations coordinator at Topographic, Inc. for more than 10 years in Oklahoma City. Kate graduated from the University of Tulsa with her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and is currently completing her Master of Science in Strategic Communication at Arkansas State University. She grew up around the country in such places as Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Hershey, Pennsylvania; and now lives in Yukon, Oklahoma, with her husband, Glenn, and two daughters, Ashton and Sydney.

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