Co-opted Member

Lacea Loader

Director of Strategic Communication at the University of the Free State

Lacea obtained a BA Communications degree, BA Communications honours degree and a BA honours degree in Language Studies at the UFS. She is currently studying towards her master’s degree in Higher Education Studies.

After working at the Free State Provincial Government, she joined the field of corporate communication as Manager: External Communication at Telkom SA Ltd., Central Region. She joined the UFS in 2003. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, Lacea is responsible for institutional communication and provides high-level strategic support to the senior leadership. Her portfolio includes internal communication, external communication, institutional publications, web services, multimedia and brand management.

She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), MACE, HERS- SA Academy, the National Press Club and the South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA).

Her hobbies include travelling, the outdoor (especially camping), movies and reading.


with Lacea