Mudd promoted to AD assistant

General | 06/07/2022 16:18:00

Murray State University announced the promotion of Taylor Mudd to the assistant athletic director for development. In this dual role serving both the Office of Development and Racer Athletics, Mudd will continue to provide leadership in connecting Murray State’s most generous alumni and friends with current student-athletes and the Athletic Department as a whole. through philanthropy. Additionally, Mudd will serve as athletic administrator for Racer women’s tennis.

“Taylor has a strong record of success raising funds for athletics,” said Dr. Tina Bernot, Chief Development Officer. “In the past two years alone, he has significantly increased overall results by engaging new and long-time donors in many new initiatives such as the Clear the Track campaign for football, the Racer Basketball Legacy Fund, in addition to obtain private funding to support numerous projects and facility renovations.

Mudd, entering his fourth season with Murray State in 2022-23, has a history of successful work with donors to maximize private funding in higher education athletic programs. The Paducah native came to Murray after serving as Director of Development at UTEP and Development Assistant for the Tennessee Fund in Tennessee. Taylor has one. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration from Louisville and a Masters in Sports Administration from Belmont.

“I am extremely pleased to continue to support Murray State University in this new capacity,” Mudd said. “I would like to thank the leadership teams of the Office of Development and Racer Athletics for entrusting me with the task of continuing to lead fundraising efforts to support a first-class experience for our student-athletes, coaches and Racer Nation.”

The Development Office builds relationships and generates resources that advance Murray State’s mission by seeking to cultivate a culture of philanthropy that engages the entire campus community. The office facilitates private financial support from alumni, friends, businesses, and foundations for institutional priorities as outlined in the University’s strategic planning process.

To donate to benefit Murray State University programs and students, visit murraystate.edu/giving or call the Development Office at (270) 809-3001.

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