February 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Rick Thorpe has joined Razorback Athletics as a deputy athletics director of external engagement, vice chancellor and director of athletics Hunter Yurachek announced on Wednesday. Most recently, Thorpe served as the senior associate athletics director for external affairs and strategic communications at Rutgers University. “We are pleased to welcome Rick Thorpe to the Razorback Athletics family,” Yurachek said. “In his more than 25 years as an athletics administrator in intercollegiate athletics and professional sports, Rick has been a tremendous asset and brought value to every organization of which he has been a part. As a member of the Athletic Director’s Cabinet and Senior Staff, Thorpe will oversee external units within the Department of Athletics including; Marketing and Promotions, Tickets Sales, Digital and Creative Services, Branding, Licensing, Community Engagement, Communications, Multi-Media Rights, Broadcast Services and serve as a liaison to the Razorback Foundation. Thorpe will also be the sport administrator for volleyball. – Read More

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