Jennifer Stephens

Dr. Jennifer Stephens
  • Leadership
  • Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Chief Communications Officer


Dr. Jennifer Stephens is the associate vice president for Communications and Marketing.

Overseeing the University’s Office of Communications and Marketing, Stephens guides strategies and programs for institutional branding and marketing, web and digital communications, internal and crisis communications, trademark licensing, development and alumni communications, advertising, social media and news media. Stephens also serves as the University’s chief communications officer. She is a member of the University Council and reports to the vice president for University Advancement, John Blohm.

Stephens has more than two decades of communications and leadership experience in public higher education. She came to UL Lafayette from Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in Lawrenceville, Ga., where she was deputy chief of staff to the college’s president. She previously served as GGC’s chief communications officer and as the chief government relations officer.

Stephens has a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education. She holds a master of divinity degree in biblical studies from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and in graphic design, both from Auburn University.