Lubbock Christian University

First Lady Kay McDowell

Kay McDowell became the First Lady of Lubbock Christian University when her husband, Scott, was appointed LCU’s seventh president. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Freed-Hardeman University.  She married Scott in 1990, and together, they have served continually as champions for Christian education and strong Christian faith communities.

As a first-generation college graduate, Kay launched and built an impactful career working for the second largest privately held public relations firm in the Southeast. As her career advanced, she was privileged to lead efforts to elevate brands like Johnston & Murphy, Martha White Foods, and the GM Subsidiary – Saturn.

After taking ten years away from her career during the early years of motherhood, Kay later joined Mitchell Communications in a remote capacity. Today, she is Chief Brand Officer and the integrated client lead for Mattel, Procter & Gamble, Galanz, Massage Envy, and Rare Beauty Brands.

Kay now plans to combine her professional experience and passion for Christian education in service to Lubbock Christian University. In her role as First Lady, Kay will serve as a consultant for the LCU Marketing and Communications Office and as a resource for LCU’s Communication Department. Her dream is to mentor young women and men as they prepare for a career in Public Relations. Kay is eager to invest in students, just as her professors and mentors invested in her.

At home, Kay is an aspiring "Iron Chef," who loves opening her home to students, friends, and associates for meals and fostering relationships. She's also an enthusiastic "boy mom," who enjoys spending time with her three unique and loving sons: Alec, a Lipscomb University graduate and mechanical engineer for Swisslog; Cade, an LCU junior and member of the men’s basketball team; and Cole, a Murray State University freshmen and member of the football team.