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Randell Strickland

Knox College Alumni in Residence

November 10 - 11, 2016

Randy, class of 1990, is a familiar and respected alumni. He has a remarkable record of success as an educator, administrator, and juvenile justice advocate. This fall he is the featured Knox College Alumni in Residence, a new  program hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Center. This series brings a variety of alumni, of various career paths, to share insights with Knox students.


Randy currently serves as the assistant project director for City of Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy. His past employment includes consulting for the Governor's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, serving as Dean of Restorative Justice in Chicago, and as a political science professor at Knox. 
At Knox, Randy was an active member of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) and a four-year member of the men's track and field team (and still holds the school records in the men's 55-meter dash and 100-meter dash). In 2016 Randy was inducted into the Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame for track. He was the conference champion in the 55 meter dash at the Midwest Conference Indoor Championships in 1987, as well as a member of the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams that also took home conference championships in 1987. That same year, he was the Midwest Conference Champion in the 100 meter dash at the conference Outdoor Championships, helping the team take home the Team Championship and earn himself Team MVP. In 1988, he won the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash at the Midwest Conference Outdoor Championships.


Randy went on to earn a master's degree and Ph.D. in comparative politics at the University of Michigan. He is a founding member of the Black Alumni Network (BAN) and currently serves on the BAN Board of Directors.

Students, alumni, and faculty can meet with Randy on campus at the following times:

Thursday evening, November 10th  
 7 p.m.

ABLE Meeting ABLE House Weekly Meeting

Location: ABLE House   

Friday, November 11th  
 7:00 a.m.

Student Athletic Advisory Committee

Location: Old Jail  

9:00 a.m.

Alumni Coffee Talk

Location: ​Center for Intercultural Life


From College to Career: The Power of the Knox Network

Location: ​Taylor Lounge in Seymour Union
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Office Hours in the Bastian Family Career Center 
4:00 p.m.

Athletic Department Visit 

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