Meet the Team

Lisa Ventre

Lisa Ventre
Director of Photography and Videography

An award-winning photographer, Lisa’s work has been published world-wide in periodicals such as Wired Magazine, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and She is a two-time UC graduate (BFA photography, MS marketing). Lisa worked as a photojournalist before joining UC’s Creative Services team in 1990. Her 27 years of experience with UC gives her a keen insight to UC’s brand, campus and community. Lisa is responsible for the strategy, management, and execution of all photography and video projects. 

Lisa's Work

Student in Hawaiian lava fields
Students celebrate Holi Festival
Bearcat mascot poses with Bearcat statue
UC runner in the rain following a race
CCM Students perform
Student conducts field research

Lisa Ventre

Joseph Fuqua II
Senior Photojournalist

A Cincinnati native, Joe studied graphic design and photography at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. There, he developed a passion for capturing the emotions of the moment. Before joining the UC Creative Services team, Joe spent 18 years with the Cincinnati Enquirer. His skillset is uniquely tuned for both editorial and creative/commercial photography. Joe’s work has been published in The New York Times, USAToday, Sports Illustrated, Cincinnati Enquirer, and numerous other publications.

Joe's Work

Student works on car design in studio
UC Students watch the sun set over the Amazon River
CCM performers dance on stage
UC Basketball players celebrate
DAAP Fashion Show
UC faculty member portait

Lisa Ventre

Andrew Higley
Senior Photojournalist

Andrew joined the UC Creative Services team in 2001, shortly after graduating from DAAP’s fine arts photography program. In 2007, he took a 7-year hiatus to play keyboards for Ben Folds. Andrew has performed and recorded music on four continents, with many well-known artists. He returned to UC in 2014 and still enjoys playing and composing music, creating soundtracks for videos and a popular podcast, “Accused: The unsolved murder of Elizabeth Andes.” Andrew is a CASE gold medal award-winner.

Andrews Work

UC Basketball players celebrate at the NCAA Tournament
UC Researcher using a microscope
Portrait of a female runner
Student uses virtual reality device
Student works in a study area on campus
Aerial view of UC Volleyball game

Lisa Ventre

Jay Yocis
Senior Photojournalist

Jay joined the university in 1973 and fondly remembers using film cameras and shooting Kodachrome slides. Over the years his job has evolved from providing classroom support materials to capturing and promoting the university’s brand. Jay has embraced the digital revolution with open arms. He was an early adapter of digital imaging and excels when projects demand a high degree of technical skill, such as flawlessly stitching together panoramic shots to create breathtaking views.

Jay's Work

Architecture student inspects a building model
Interior view of Lindner Athletic Facility
Aerial view of CCM village
Aerial view of CECH Plaza
Cincinnati skyline with Ohio River in the foreground
Nippert Stadium during FC|Cincinnati match