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Terry Mohajir Named FAU's Assoc. AD for Development
Mohajir comes to FAU from University of Missouri Kansas City

Jan. 7, 2005

Terry Mohajir named Florida Atlantic University's Associate Athletics Director for Development, announced Athletics Director Craig Angleos, Friday.

"We are very excited to have Terry join our staff," Angelos said. "He brings us a tremendous energy level and is a very gifted fundraiser and administrator. He will have a major impact on our program as we go forward with our revenue generating efforts."

Mohajir joined the staff in mid December after serving in a similar role at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His latest appointment at UMKC saw him serve as the assistant athletics director for external relations. A position he held from 1999 to present. He originally joined the staff as the Director of Athletics Advancement, in 1997.

"I feel very privileged and excited to join FAU Athletics and to work with the outstanding leadership of the University and Athletics Department," Mohajir said. "I'm really looking forward to working with all the individuals that have helped build a solid foundation as we move forward to pursue our athletic and academic goals."

As the assistant athletics director for external relations at UMKC, Mohajir oversaw all marketing and promotions, sports information, fundraising, radio and TV contracts, corporate sales, tickets and event operations.

While at UMKC, Mohajir was responsible for a 450 percent increase in the educational athletics endowment. He oversaw an 80 percent increase in sponsorship renewal and an 89 percent upswing in the athletic fund donor base. There was also a 33 percent increase in ticket revenue under his direction.

Mohajir represented the athletics department on the chancellor's extended cabinet and served on the Blueprint Image project and Earned Income Committee. He was the department liaison for the University's Capital Campaign. He also served as chair of the department's gender equity task force.

In addition, Mohajir managed and solicited all major gifts, gift planning and facility fundraising projects. One of his more visible accomplishments was leading the fundraising and construction efforts for a new training room and strength and conditioning center.

Mohajir organized the bid and successfully pitched to the conference presidents to host the Mid-Continent Conference men's and women's basketball championship tournaments in 2003 and 2004. He directed and hosted an exempt, eight-team Thanksgiving basketball tournament. He also organized UMKC's effort to land the 2005 NCAA Women's Basketball Midwest Regional. Additionally, Mohajir oversaw the operations of the Hospital Hill Run and the 2002, 2003 and 2004 USA Track and Field Association men's half-marathon national championships.
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His experience coupled with coach Schnelly's fundraising abilities, will only be a major upgrade for FAU!!
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