by Chris Bahn
Posted 1/18/2013 10:27 am
Updated 4 months ago
Arkansas State University’s athletic department has a new name and new leader for its fundraising arm.
Carter Ford has been named executive director of the Red Wolves Foundation. Formerly the organization was named the Red Wolf Club.
Ford, a 24-year-old Paragould native, has spent the last six months serving as the Red Wolves’ assistant athletic director for football operations.
"I am honored to serve as the Executive Director of the Red Wolves Foundation,” said Ford, who was named by Arkansas Business to the 20 In Their 20s list in 2012. “It is exciting to be a part of the 'Red Wolves Rising' in the state of Arkansas and across the country. I'm grateful to Athletics Director Terry Mohajir and the Arkansas State administration for entrusting me with this role, and I look forward to working with the Red Wolves nation as we continue to build a legacy of success."
Ford, prior to joining the staff at Arkansas State, worked for more than a year as an aide to Gov. Mike Beebe. Ford worked for the Razorback Foundation after graduating from the University of Arkansas in 2010. He served as UA student body president while in school.
Doug Doggett, who preceded Ford at the Red Wolves Foundation, has been named athletic director in charge of corporate sales. It’s a newly created position by ASU Athletic Director Terry Mohajir. Currently Mohajir is in the process of reviewing and restructuring the athletic department.
Mohajir had high praise for Ford.
“Carter Ford has proven himself as an outstanding asset to this athletics department, and he is the perfect person to lead the Red Wolves Foundation into the future,” continued Mohajir. “He is well-respected in the community and by our administration. He functions in a first-class manner, and I am certain he will continue to develop previous relationships while also working to create new ones in this role.”