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Abby Patterson Guillory

Phone: 337-482-1033
Began Service at UL Lafayette: 2009


  • Master of Library and Information Science,
    Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations),
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Abby Patterson Guillory first joined the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in July 2009 as a Pre-Award Research Specialist. In 2014, she became the Associate Director, and in November 2016, she accepted the role of Director. As Director, she is responsible for oversight of the pre-award research specialists, review of proposals, creation and submission of pre-award reports, oversight of internal databases, and strategic initiatives of the office. Prior to arriving at UL Lafayette, Abby was the Programs and Public Relations Coordinator for the Vermilion Parish Library System. Her previous experience includes coordinating partnerships throughout Vermilion Parish, marketing new collections and programs, as well as writing grants for private, state and federal funding. Abby has also served as a grant reviewer for the American Library Association. Abby is a proud UL Lafayette alumna and enjoys supporting the research pursuits of her alma mater.