Terry Prentice was named Associate Athletic Director/Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer July 17, 2020.
Prentice joined Kansas Athletics in November of 2018 and was previously the Assistant Athletics Director for Major Gifts, Track Administration and Diversity Initiatives. In that role he was instrumental in several Williams Fund projects, as well as helping KAI launch the Marian E Washington Trailblazer series.
As a part of the executive leadership team, Prentice will lead the Jayhawks commitment to build a more diverse and inclusive department. Prentice will work directly with student-athletes and staff to bring about new resources, support and change initiatives. Additionally, Prentice will remain in his role as Track & Field sports administrator.
Previously, Prentice worked with the Williams Education Fund team to develop and implement annual fundraising efforts while also identifying and soliciting prospective and current major gift donors. He worked closely with Human Resources and served as chair of the department’s Diversity Recruitment Committee.
Prior to Kansas, Prentice served in several fundraising capacities with the Razorback Foundation at the University of Arkansas and the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation at the University of Mississippi, ultimately elevating to Director of Development at Arkansas. While at Arkansas, from 2014-2018, Prentice contributed to major campaigns, including the $160 million renovation and expansion to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and a $10 million track and field high-performance center. He also managed several internal functions, such as football and men’s basketball priority seating and parking operations.
As a student-athlete, Prentice was an All-SEC and Honorable Mention All-American decathlete at Arkansas. From 2009-2012, he helped the program claim five Southeastern Conference championships in indoor and outdoor track and field and served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
A native of Pomona, CA, Prentice earned his bachelors degree in history in 2012 and masters degree in sports management in 2014 from the University of Arkansas. Terry and his wife, Deanna, reside in Lawrence.