Darron Pinkney serves the University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as its associate director of Fan Experience. In that role, he coordinates fans' game-day day experience for Football, oversees the licensing program and provides direction to Fan Experience interns.
Pinkney came to Houston after spending the previous eight years at Nevada in a pair of roles. Most recently, he worked as assistant director of media services from 2011-2014. He served as the primary media contact for Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country and rifle.
Prior to joining the Media Services Office, he worked for four years (2007-11) as assistant director of marketing and promotions. There, he coordinated all marketing efforts for Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Women's Soccer, Softball and Baseball.
He assisted in the creation of Nevada's Facebook page and recruited, supervised and provided direction for the Blue Crew, the school's official student spirit group and its Executive Board. In addition, he directed and faciliated the Pup Club, the Wolf Pack's youth support group.
Pinkney received his bachelor's degree in business and public administration with a marketing concentration from Cal State Bernardino in 2006. From there, he joined the Nevada staff in the fall of 2006 as a marketing assistant, working with Women's Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Baseball and Soccer.
He received his master's degree in educational leadership from Nevada in 2012.