In his new role, Jarmond will continue to oversee the Annual & Special Gifts unit in the Athletic Development Office, and will now assist with strategic planning, customer service, and diversity initiatives. The position will also assist with the execution of the Athletic Director's strategic initiatives.
"I'm very excited to give Martin this opportunity, because I think it's important to foster the growth of young, talented people in the department," noted Mason. "He has done a great job in the areas of development, and has shown a great ability to work with different aspects of our operation. I think he has a very bright future ahead."
"Martin is very deserving of this promotion. He has performed exceptionally during our transition year in the Athletic Development Office," added Chuck Sleeper, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Director of Development for the Department of Athletics. "Martin has handled all that we have asked of him in a first-class manner and has he has been very results-oriented. He has excellent relationships internally and externally and has a very bright future ahead of him in athletics administration."
Jarmond will continue to oversee a $9 million Annual & Special Giving program, and continue fundraising for the University's 25 varsity intercollegiate sports. During his time in the Ralph Young Fund, he has been intimately involved with fundraising for the $1.2 billion University Captio campaign, which includes a $76 million component for intercollegiate athletics. Jarmond has helped the Ralph Young Fund set new fundraising records in each year of his tenure, and has assisted with the implementation of Scholarship Seating at Spartan Stadium (2003) and with courtside seating at the Breslin Center for both men's and women's basketball (2004). In addition, he was involved with the strategic development, marketing and selling of new Spartan Stadium suites and club seats (2004).
"I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity to continue serving Michigan State University," noted Jarmond. "I've been fortunate to work with and learn from some great people here in the department and in the community. This is a special place to be, and I'm very thankful for this opportunity to further my role within Spartan Athletics."
Jarmond is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. He was the recipient of the John McClendon NCAA post-graduate minority scholarship through NACDA, and played basketball for the Seahawks under Coach Jerry Wainwright. He captained the Seahawks to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2000. He went on to earn masters degrees in Business Administration and Sports Administration from Ohio University.