MEDIA ADVISORY: Introducing Randale L. Richmond, Kent State’s Next Director of Athletics

MEDIA NOTE: The following communication was sent to members of the Kent State University community Wednesday. Members of the media are welcome to watch the virtual press conference formally introducing Randale L. Richmond as Kent State’s next director of athletics. Media questions should be emailed to Eric Mansfield at


Members of the Kent State University community are invited to watch a virtual press conference to meet Randale L. Richmond, the university’s next director of athletics. Kent State President Todd Diacon and Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar R. Hylton will formally introduce Richmond as the university’s 12th director of athletics at a virtual press conference 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15.

Watch the virtual press conference at this link

Richmond comes to us from Old Dominion University, where he has served as senior associate athletic director since 2015. He is a familiar person to some members of our Golden Flashes family. An Akron native, Richmond served in various roles with Kent State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics from 2004 until 2015. He also is a Kent State graduate, receiving his Master of Education in higher education and student personnel.

Richmond was selected after a national search for the new leader of Kent State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. A 12-member search committee led by Vice President Hylton recruited and screened highly qualified candidates for the director of athletics position.

Please join us Thursday morning to watch the virtual press conference and to learn more about our new director of athletics. 

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Media Contact:
Eric Mansfield,, 330-672-2797

POSTED: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:36pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:37pm
Emily Vincent