Lauren Macknight

Director of Communications

Lauren Macknight is responsible for internal and external communications for the Department of Art and Art History, its research centers, and the Visual Arts Center (VAC). She manages email campaigns, produces digital and print content, captures and disseminates news from faculty, students and alumni.

Lauren has a master's degree in Art Education with a focus in community-based organizations from UT Austin, as well as a bachelor's degree in English and Studio Art from Kenyon College. She began her career in publishing, working in publicity for a self-publishing imprint of Penguin Random House before returning to Texas to complete her master's studies. Most recently, she has worked as a public affairs specialist for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

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