Randy Dennis joined Meredith College in February as the new assistant athletic director for development. In his role, he cultivates relationships with individuals and businesses that value, encourage, and support the empowerment and development of strong women.
Dennis brings a wealth of experience in sports 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 in Raleigh. With Integrative Health Coach professional training from Duke’s Integrative Medicine Program, Dennis spent five years as a health coach.
“I am passionate about the undeniable benefits and the life lessons that athletics teaches to its participants and I am honored to continue the tradition of winning and success that Meredith College athletics has experienced,” said Dennis. “I know the Meredith Athletic department has the talent, leadership, and passion that is needed to realize unparalleled achievements, and with the needed support our Avenging Angels are on the precipice of national prominence. Support for athletics will not only strengthen enrollment but also enhance the visibility and profile of Meredith. I am excited for Meredith Athletics to have world-class facilities, unprecedented fan support, and community engagement for the next 129 years.”
To give to the Avenging Angels Club, visit community.meredith.edu/avenging-angels or contact Randy Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about giving opportunities.