AD Benson Reflects On His Decision to Head to Albany

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University at Albany Athletic Director Mark Benson reviews how he analyzed the challenge of raising money for the Great Danes as a key part of his decision to pursue the job at Albany. He also covers his benchmarking process, and how he decided the opportunity at Albany was a good fit for him and his family.

Mark Benson | Director of Athletics | University at Albany

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Past Episodes:

Scott Lazenby | Director of Athletics | Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Bill Chaves | Director of Athletics | Eastern Washington University (Part 2)

Bill Chaves | Director of Athletics | Eastern Washington University (Part 1)


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