After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations in 1999, Randy Wade is welcomed back to the College of Media & Communication as Director of Development.
Although Wade has spent time away from Lubbock since his graduation, his ties to Texas Tech University stretch back almost twenty years and were further reinforced when Wade was invited to join CoMC's National Advisory Board in 2017.
However, it wasn't until an alumni social in Denver where Wade met David D. Perlmutter, Ph.D., professor and dean of CoMC, that Wade's thoughts of returning to Lubbock began in earnest.
“Although I've lived far away at times, my ties to Red Raider Nation have always stayed strong, bolstered by my active membership in the Texas Tech Alumni Association,” Wade said.
I'm a Red Raider at heart.
Wade started his career as an account manager for Con-way Freight, a provider of LTL
freight shipping services nationwide, where he discovered his passion for building
Following that position, Wade took on a new role as an account coordinator at PR Newswire in Dallas, where he continued to build relationships with clients, and then moved to Denver to work as a Business Development Account Executive with Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
After his timely meeting with Dean Perlmutter in Denver, Wade returned to Lubbock in 2017 to continue his career as the Director for Development for the Texas Tech UniversityCollege of Architecture and for the Honors College.
Now, in his new position with CoMC, Wade is excited to reconnect with college alumni and re-engage Red Raiders with their alma mater by sharing the ongoing successes of CoMC students and faculty.
“What a joy to meet the Dean's Student Ambassadors,” Wade said. “Our donors and alumni want to connect with our undergraduates and the CoMC DSAs are a great example of how professionally strong our student body is.”
Wade is married to Stacey Wade, a certified public accountant, and they share a black lab named Blackie.
“Now that I'm back at Texas Tech, I really feel at home,” he said. “There's just something about West Texas that is so friendly, and I'm very glad to be here.”
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