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Miami Athletics Promotes Chris Cohen to Senior Associate AD for Development

Miami Athletics Promotes Chris Cohen to Senior Associate AD for Development

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Athletics announced Tuesday that Chris Cohen has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development.

Cohen, who previously served as Associate Athletic Director for Development, is responsible for all development operations for UM Athletics, including campaign oversight, major giving, annual fund, donor stewardship, event hospitality and coordination with central university development efforts.

Cohen is currently in his 19th year overall at Miami and has been a part of every major athletics fundraising initiative at the University since 2000, including the Hurricane Club Student Impact annual fund, construction of a new home arena for men’s and women’s basketball programs as well as both University-wide capital campaigns. During Cohen’s tenure, he has solicited and secured gifts on over $150 million in capital projects and facility improvements, including the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility, Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence, Watsco Center, Basketball Victory Fund, Alex Rodriguez Park, Hecht Athletic Center expansion and the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

Prior to working in the Hurricane Club, Cohen started at Miami in the ticket sales department where he was an account executive. He was also a ticket sales associate for the Miami Heat.

Cohen is a two-time UM alumnus, graduating with honors in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (majoring in sport management). Cohen went on to receive a master’s degree in sport administration in 2009. He serves on the board of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame, is a published author and is an active guest lecturer in UM’s sport administration department.