Randy is Chief of Staff and a senior policy advisor for the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida, which oversees all public universities in Florida. He works closely with the chancellor, university leaders, elected officials and the business community to ensure timely advancement of the Board of Governors initiatives. He also leads the board's public affairs group.
More than two decades ago, Randy launched his career as a designer and editor in the private sector and later moved into public relations, marketing, and communications management roles in higher education. He ultimately served as associate vice president for marketing at Florida Atlantic University.
A native of Ohio, Randy grew up in Texas and moved to Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master's degree from Florida Atlantic University. While at FAU's School of Architecture, he was president of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students. During his tenure, the chapter won its bid to host Forum 1998, the AIAS national convention. He was also named chapter president of the year and served as the editor of CRIT, the national journal of the AIAS.