Randy Handel has served as associate athletic director for development since January 2013 and has worked for Golden Gopher Athletics since 2010.
Handel manages the day-to-day development operations in the Golden Gopher Fund which includes all fundraising activity with capital campaigns, the annual fund, endowments, planned giving and the department's premium services and events.
Handel, who is from Monona, Wis., joined Minnesota in June 2010 as a major gift development officer and led capital campaigns for the new Siebert Field and for the proposed new basketball development center. In addition he championed the growth of athletic endowment and served as an adjunct faculty member teaching "Sport Sales and Fundraising."
Prior to coming to Minnesota, Handel was the vice president and chief operating officer at McGann Construction, Inc., in Madison, Wis., for 10 years. There he was charged with developing new business, marketing and supervision of office operations, corporate strategic planning and employee performance reviews for company with $28 million in annual business.
From 1996-2000, Handel was the senior director of athletic development at for the University of Wisconsin Foundation. While at Wisconsin, he was a major gift officer for athletics and focused on capital campaigns that resulted in the Kohl Center, the Robert and Irwin Goodman Softball Complex and the Porter Boathouse.
Handel, who has coached basketball at the collegiate and high school level, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1979 with degrees in health and physical education. He also holds a master's degree in physical education from Colorado State (1980) and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin (1993).
Randy and his wife Kathy have two children, Lauren and Michael. They reside in Woodbury, Minn.
Gophers Take 10th Straight Border Battle
1/18/2018 - W. Basketball
Pitts and Bello both notch double-doubles en-route to a 25-point win over Wisconsin.
Sheehy Sparks `U' to Win Over Spartans
1/18/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
With three points on the night, Sheehy is the 84th member of Minnesota’s 100-Point Club and currently has 101 points (41 goals, 60 assists) in 100 career games.
Minnesota Downed by Maryland, 77-66
1/18/2018 - M. Basketball
Kevin Huerter scored 19 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. had a career-high 10 assists and Maryland used a strong second half to beat cold-shooting Minnesota 77-66 Thursday night.