Grambling State University names Director of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment

Alum Returns After Successful Careers in Professional Sports and Higher Education

Grambling, La. –Grambling State University alum Kenyatta Randall has joined the University as Director of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment.

“We are excited to welcome Kenyatta Randall back to Grambling State University,” said Lori Williams, Grambling State’s Associate Vice President for Operations and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Randall brings 14 years of Human Resources experience to the role. She served four seasons with the Miami Heat and The American Airlines Arena as Sr. Recruiter and Human Resources Information Systems Administrator.

Her responsibilities included all HR strategic areas and overseeing executive and front office staff recruiting for all sporting events, awards shows, concerts as well as the 2006 NBA Finals. Randall also implemented the internship program by recruiting academically talented students from various colleges and universities.

Randall later moved to Tampa Bay and was recruited by the Champs Sports corporation as HR Manager where she managed HR policies and streamlined HR procedures for the corporate office. She later became the recruitment and employment manager for the University of South Florida and most recently as human resource administrator for USF Health and the College of Nursing.

“In her new role as the Director of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, Ms. Randall will transform how we identify, recruit, and acquire talent,” Williams said. “She brings institutional knowledge and a wealth of experiences from the private and public sectors. We look forward to the diversity of thought and expertise she will contribute to the Human Resources team.”

“My goal as the Director of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment is to identify and acquire the best talent, the brightest talent, and the right talent to serve at Grambling State University. Hiring is and will always be the most important key to growth and to supporting the mission and vision of the college,” Randall said.

Randall was deeply involved within the south Florida community as a member of Leadership Miami, volunteered for South Florida & Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl Host Committees, National Association of Black Sports Professionals, National Society for Human Resource Management, Tampa Bay Society for Human Resources Management, Hospitality Human Resources Association, and is a Vice Chair of the Palmetto Youth Center board of directors located in Palmetto, Florida.

About Kenyatta Randall

Randall earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Grambling State University. She is a Real Estate Agent and Notary in the State of Florida. She recently earned her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management from the University of the People.

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