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Terry Mohajir
Terry  Mohajir

Senior Associate Athletics Director

Terry Mohajir was named Florida Atlantic University's Associate Athletics Director for Development in December 2004, and assumed new responsibilities in December of 2006 as the Associate AD for External Relations. The added responsibilities of overseeing development, marketing, ticket sales, corporate sales and the media relations department is both a compliment to his ability to raise necessary dollars to balance the athletic department's budget and to centralize efforts. As result of his accomplishments, he was elevated to Senior Associate AD in 2009. Most recently, Mohajir assumed the responsibility of the $70 million on-campus football stadium fundraising campaign. He also has created and is implementing the revenue plan (operations and personnel) for the new stadium, which includes corporate sales, premium seats, ticket sales and marketing. Mohajir has served on the design team for the stadium, where he coined the phrase, "between the palms".

Mohajir has been heavily involved in creating a comprehensive fundraising program which focuses on major gifts, the annual fund and special events. Since Mohajir arrived, the department has enhanced the major gift program 800 percent, and has increased Owl Club giving 400 percent. In addition, the special events revenues have increased 150 percent.

Mohajir joined FAU after serving in a similar role at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1997-2004. As the assistant athletics director for external relations at UMKC, Mohajir supervised marketing and promotions, sports information, fundraising, radio and TV contracts, corporate sales, tickets, event operations, sports medicine, strength/conditioning and men's soccer. While at UMKC, Mohajir was responsible for a 450 percent increase in the education athletics endowment. He oversaw an 80 percent increase in sponsorships and an 89 percent upswing in the athletics fund donor base. There was also a 33 percent increase in ticket revenue under his direction. One of his more visible accomplishments was leading the fundraising and construction efforts for a new training room and strength and conditioning center.

Prior to working at UMKC, Mohajir was a football ticket sales and promotions account executive for the University of Kansas from 1996-97, and was an assistant offensive line and game-day special team's football coach for the Jayhawks from 1993-96. Mohajir graduated from Arkansas State with a major in sports management and a minor in marketing in 1993, where he was a starter on the football team. He earned a master's degree in sports management from the University of Kansas in 1997. Mohajir and his wife, Julie, have two daughters, Maria and Molly and son Marco.

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