John Drees is a 30-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As associate vice president/director of campus communication, he works closely with the provost and other senior administrators, oversees internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.