Director of Marketing & Communications
Alissa Bauer was named the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence in 2015. The newest addition to the Movement on the Lawrence staff, Alissa came to the Club after four years as an Assistant Director of Communications for Kansas Athletics. She handled media relations needs for the Kansas volleyball, men’s basketball and rowing teams. Prior to her stint at KU, Alissa worked in athletic communications at the University of Houston (2010-11) and Wichita State University (2008-10). In her new role, Alissa tells the story of how the Club impacts the lives of Lawrence kids on an everyday basis.
Alissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications (2007) from the University of Kansas and received her Masters in Sports Management (2010) at Wichita State University. Her favorite thing to do in Lawrence is scream her face off inside the cathedral of college basketball. No Better Place. Her second favorite involves any activity where all of her siblings are involved, all of whom live in Lawrence. Alissa lives on Mass Street with the fellas, Reuben and Kyle.
Best advice you have even gotten from a Club kid:
“Just run your fastest. It’s ok if you don’t win.”
What makes the Boys & Girls Club special:
“What doesn’t make the Boys & Girls Club special?! Kids are forced to grow up faster and faster all the time. They don’t get enough chances to be a kid. We cherish the chance to give them that everyday. Not just those who can afford it – but ALL kids. All kids are deserving of Great Futures.”
Words to live by:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.