"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 HandelAssociate AD, 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