Kent State University elects ODU Richmond as new athletic director

Kent, Ohio (AP) —Kent State University has chosen Landale Richmond as its next athletic director.

The school announced Richmond’s choice on Friday, ending a national survey that began when Joel Nielsen was announced to resign when his contract expired in June.

After working at the Athletics Office at Kent State University from 2004 to 2015, Richmond went to Old Dominion, where he was Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the school.

“Randale Richmond embodies Kent State University’s commitment to graduating from student athletes and winning championships in this order,” said Todd Diacon, president of Kent State University. “His enthusiasm for the success of Kent State University and student athletes is contagious and welcomes Landale and his family to return to the Kent State University community.”

Richmond holds a master’s degree in education from Kent State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Baldwin Wallace University.

“My family and I are excited to return to Kent and lead a good track and field department. The university’s mission is to transform student life through access and education. This is my belief. At the core. As an undergraduate and as a university, we fulfill this mission. “

Richmond will be officially introduced at an upcoming press conference.

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