KRPA 2018 Featured Breakout Speakers
He spent five years as Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations at Wichita State University. His background includes 19 years in college athletics in both coaching and administration. Boatright joined the Wichita State staff in September 2010 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he had served as Associate Athletic Director for Development beginning in November 2009. Boatright's duties include the supervision and leadership of marketing, development, fundraising, corporate sponsorships, radio/TV broadcasting, media relations, ticket operations and day-to-day oversight of the men's basketball and baseball programs for WSU Athletics. At UAB, Boatright focused on development and donor relations while managing the day-to-day operations of the "Blazer Club." This annual giving and priority seating program generated funding for student-athlete scholarships, capital projects, facility improvements, enhancement of sport programs and general operating budget.
The native of Benton, Ky., served as Associate AD for External Affairs from 2005-08 at Murray State University where he had administrative oversight of baseball, men's and women's golf and all spirit groups. Boatright also had administrative oversight of marketing and promotions, athletic development, the "Racer Club" priority seating program and ticket operations.
Boatright was a member of the University of Alabama basketball coaching staff from 1998-2005 and was part of four NCAA Tournament teams and two NIT teams while serving as Director of Basketball Operations. The Crimson Tide made an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2004 and an NIT championship game appearance in 2001. Also at Alabama, Boatright served as Special Campaigns Director in the Office of Athletic Development. While serving as a student assistant coach at Murray State from 1995-98, Boatright was part of three conference championship teams that participated in two NCAA Tournaments and made one NIT appearance. Boatright earned a bachelor's degree from Murray State in 1998, graduating with a double major in political science and history. He earned a master's degree in Higher Education Administration at Alabama in 2004.
Boatright and his wife Kim have four children: Fletcher, Maddie, Zoe and Sarah Frances.
Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle
Senior Assistant Dean Fleming-Randle’s hobbies include listening to her favorite musician, Prince; bowling with friends; reading an enlightening book; talking with her father, James Sr., about social issues; and spending quality time with her husband, Aron, and her only sibling, James Jr. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
David has spent his entire career in the parks and recreation field and has worked at the federal, state, county, and city government level. He also worked for The Trust for Public Land as the director of Conservation Finance for the Southeastern United States. David has taken his wide range of experiences and has combined them with his past five years of extensive study in leadership development to offer contemporary leadership educational opportunities taught using the latest in adult pedagogy methodology and understanding in how adults best comprehend new knowledge. Additionally, David has been an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University for the past twenty years.