Lauren Sampson joined the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program in the summer of 2016 as director for operations (external). In that role, she oversees the publicity of the Houston Men’s Basketball program and supervises a variety of team functions every year.
Prior to her current position, Sampson worked in the Marketing Office as program director for revenue development during the 2015-16 season.
Sampson joined the Cougars after working for the previous four years as a professional sales representative with Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals.
In her most recent role in collegiate athletics, Sampson was an account executive with Indiana University Sports Properties during the 2006-07 season. There, she was responsible for sponsorship fulfillment and planned and executed all hospitality events for Football and Men’s Basketball games.
She served as director of sports marketing at College of Charleston from 2005 to 2006. Sampson, who is a native of Norman, Okla., managed and produced all marketing material and activities for 21 sport programs and implemented major fundraising events to general additional business exposure.
After completing her college education, Sampson entered the professional ranks in special events and membership development with the All-Sports Association in Oklahoma City, where she developed sponsorship packages and planned and executed several events, including the All-College Banquet, All-Sports Elite Members Party and All-Sports Golf Invitational.
Sampson graduated from Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in communications with minors in history and Native American studies in 2004. Her father, Kelvin Sampson, is the men’s basketball head coach at UH, and her younger brother, Kellen, is an assistant coach on the staff.