"My hope is to be a valued team member who builds trusting, long-lasting relationships with benefactors and serves them in a manner that will translate into long term support of Gopher Athletics which will positively impact the lives of our student-athletes and coaches at the University of Minnesota."

Randy HandelSenior Associate Athletic Director/Development


Prior to coming to Minnesota ten years ago, Randy led the Athletics fundraising team and capital campaign efforts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, worked as a financial broker and business leader in the private sector, was a college basketball and baseball coach, and has taught and coached at the high school level. Randy was instrumental in leading fundraising efforts for the Seibert Field campaign and was a leader in starting and securing numerous lead commitments for the Nothing Short of Greatness Campaign. He taught a fundraising and sales class here at the U of M for 6 years. Randy earned his undergraduate degree from UW-La Crosse, a Master's Degree from Colorado State University, and a Doctorate from UW-Madison.

Connect with Randy Handel

Email: rmhandel@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 626-5466