Wyrick Named Razorback Foundation Executive Director
University of Arkansas Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development Chris Wyrick has been named executive director of the Razorback Foundation.
Wyrick is assuming the leadership position within the Razorback Foundation vacated when Coach Harold Horton retired on July 31, according to a news release from the university.
Wyrick joined Razorback Athletics in May 2008 and has spent the past four and half years working for the athletic department and with the Razorback Foundation.
In 2010, Wyrick took a leave from his athletic department position to lead the highly successful Razorback Seat Value Plan (R.S.V.P.) as part of the Answer the Call Campaign for the Razorback Foundation. R.S.V.P. resulted in 2,600 new Razorback Foundation members and generated an additional $6.5 million in support of Razorback student-athletes. Following the successful campaign, Wyrick returned to the athletic department as the senior associate athletic director for development.
Wyrick said he is honored to be selected to lead the Razorback Foundation “at this important time in the history of the program.”
“And now as I begin my role as executive director, I firmly believe we are in prime position to build upon that momentum and secure the needed support for the continued development of Razorback student-athletes,” he said in a statement.
In his most recent role with Razorback Athletics, Wyrick lead the capital gifts and major gift fund-raising efforts to support the department’s facilities master plan, according to a news release.
A native of Greensboro, N.C., Wyrick joined Arkansas after two years at South Carolina where he was associate athletics director for development. Prior to USC, he spent six years at Vanderbilt as an administrator, the release states.