Board advocates for college programs, students, faculty and staff
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 12, 2016) — The University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information recently added four new members to its National Advisory Board: Angela Evans, Larry Forester, Lois Mateus and Peggy Noe Stevens.
The college’s National Advisory Board serves as an external advisory body to Dean Dan O’Hair. Members of the board have attained prominence in their respective careers and are chosen for their value in providing counsel to the dean. Advisory board membership includes graduates and non-alumni members throughout the nation and across professions.
Angela Evans is currently serving her first term as council member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Clark Atlanta University. She received her juris doctorate in 2000 from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Larry Forester is senior vice president – senior lender for Cumberland Valley National Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Pikeville and the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.
Lois Mateus is a retired Brown-Forman executive, where for 26 years she oversaw the company’s public relations, corporate communications, community relations and contributions activities. Representing Brown-Forman, she became the first woman to serve on the board of the Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA). In 2013, KDA created the annual Lois Mateus Mentoring Award in her honor.
Peggy Noe Stevens has devoted herself to more than years of hospitality, entertaining and the exploration of experiential marketing in both her life and career. She began her career in hospitality and marketing with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, engaging in all aspects of guest services, professional event planning and culinary arts and entertaining. Stevens then moved to the Brown-Forman Corporation to lead a newly developed travel and event planning department. She later became the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster in the industry.
The National Advisory Board meets biannually to advocate for college programs, students, faculty and staff by opening doors for corporate connections as well as educating and updating our faculty on developments in the professional community. Board members also help with long range and strategic planning and provide leadership for philanthropic efforts.