January 10, 2018 | By: Aimee Nielson

Jonathan Furnish has been named associate director of alumni engagement and communication for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association.

Furnish began working for the college in 2014 as a communications coordinator for the college’s alumni association. Furnish is a UK graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in media arts and studies from the College of Communications and Information in 2012.

“I hope to continue the strong traditions already established within the college,” he said. “We are known across campus as the leading college alumni association, and I hope to strengthen that notion and to grow our programming even more. We have more than 19,000 alumni spread throughout the country and abroad. It’s my goal to successfully engage them all and deepen their connections to the college.”

Furnish will continue planning traditional events on campus, across Kentucky and throughout the United States for the college’s alumni. He’ll also communicate with alumni in various ways through the alumni newsletter and via digital and social media. He is the primary liaison between the association and the college.

“We are thrilled that Jonathan will be carrying on the rich traditions of our college and our alumni association,” said Pamela Gray, senior director for the college’s Office of Philanthropy and Alumni. “Being part of this office for the past three years gives him an advantage. He really has a love for our alumni and the mission of our college. Jonathan wants all college alumni to feel connected to the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment no matter where they reside.”


Jonathan Furnish, 859-257-7211