Richard Paige has joined the Wabash College communications and marketing department as the associate director.
Paige comes to Wabash after 13 years at the University of Arizona, where he served as the associate director of athletic communications. His primary responsibility was to manage all media-related activities for Arizona’s nationally ranked men’s basketball program, including all coaching staff and student-athlete interviews, press releases and web content, and credential distribution.
He also assisted in the supervision of the department’s daily activities, which included oversight of four full-time professional staff and 10 student assistants. Paige was also responsible for the coordination and implementation of all media relations policies and procedures throughout the athletic department, including copyright protections, social media policies, long-term solutions for video and photographic archival storage, and the presentation of on-line content.
In a career spanning more than two decades, Paige regularly served as a media relations agent at various conference and national-championship events, including the 2001 NCAA Final Four. He has been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America with multiple awards for both writing and publication design.
Paige, and his wife Lydia Bell, reside in Indianapolis. He has two children, Jake (12) and Cora (14 mos.).