RALEIGH, N.C. -- Athletic Director Jackie Myers announced the addition of Randy Dennis to the Meredith College athletics staff. Dennis will serve as the college's assistant athletic director for development, a position created by the NCAA Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant, awarded to the college in 2017.
"We are excited to bring in Randy Dennis to fill this very important role," said Myers. "With over 15 years in the world of athletics, community engagement, and overseeing several non-profit organizations, we anticipate he will continue to build on the recent success of his predecessor and help achieve consistent growth throughout our entire athletics program."
Dennis will work closely with athletics staff and the office of institutional advancement to identify program needs and then fund those needs. He will cultivate relationships with friends of college athletics, manage the Avenging Angels Club, and direct the Annual Golf Classic. Additionally, Dennis will serve as a member of the athletics administration team.
"I am excited to join the winning tradition of the Meredith Avenging Angels family," said Dennis. "I am passionate about the extraordinary benefits athletics brings, to the quality of life, for all that are involved."
Dennis brings a wealth of experience in sport and fundraising to Meredith athletics, most recently as the high performance manager of Tar Heel Wrestling Club in Chapel Hill. He developed community outreach initiatives, oversaw sponsorship partnerships, and cultivated philanthropic relationships for the club.
During his time in Chapel Hill, Dennis also served as director of development and communications at Harmony Games, an entrepreneurial venture to help organizations build diversity and inclusion through sport and physical activity. He also founded the Dynamic Sports Group in Raleigh in 2004. The company created development programs for high schoolers, and Dennis managed all facets of the programs including travel, fundraising, and financial reporting.
Dennis also spent time as an assistant high school wrestling coach at Northwood in Pittsboro and Cardinal Gibbons here in Raleigh. With Integrative Health Coach professional training from Duke's Integrative Medicine Program, Dennis spent five years as a health coach and massage therapist.
"I am delighted to be part of the future of Meredith Athletics and share in that benefit with our alumnae and community," said Dennis.