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Friday, November 2, 2018

Prentice named assistant athletics director at KU

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Three months after his first day on the job, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long has announced another hire.

Terry Prentice, who is currently director of development at the Razorback Foundation at the University of Arkansas, has been named assistant athletics director for major gifts/track administration/diversity initiatives at the University of Kansas, Long announced Friday afternoon.

Prentice, who will serve as a member of the athletics director's senior staff, will work closely with the senior-level development staff to develop and implement annual fundraising efforts. He will also identify and solicit prospective and current major gift donors, and will work with the Kansas University Endowment Association regarding fundraising endeavors.

Prentice will work closely with the assistant AD and human resources, and will serve as chair of an employee committee created to identify and recruit qualified members of underrepresented demographic groups, with the goal of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

In addition, Prentice will serve as the sport administrator for men's and women's track & field team and cross-country program.

Comments

Dennis Strick 1 year, 10 months ago

I'm sure Mr. Long knows what his plan is and what he is doing but the optics don't look so great. Another Exec Level Hire/Promotion in the past 3 months but no apparent staff cuts to change the culture and the bottom line financials in the athletic department. Not my money but when will those be coming?

Why don't we have our new FB HC in place yet? Before someplace like Maryland scoops him up with a better offer.

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Andy Godwin 1 year, 10 months ago

No future head coach is going to take over KU's football program during the last part of the season. They want to start fresh with a new staff and a zero-zero record and that will only happen until after the season comes to an end. And at this point an interim head coach is not likely to happen either given there aren't any assistant coaches that would make the team better.

Craig Alexander 1 year, 10 months ago

I think they believe the program needs not new leadership just more leadership. Lol

Michael Leiker 1 year, 10 months ago

The second they do not have a chance at bowl eligibility. He’s not going to pull the rug out from under a good group of seniors

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