HELPING MAKE TENNESSEE THE STATE OF OPPORTUNITY
A PASSION FOR PEOPLE & PETS
Randy & Jenny’s Work
As President of The University of Tennessee System, Randy is committed to making this the greatest decade in the history of the university. His passion for improving the lives of others through education began with helping low-income, first-generation college students in his hometown of Knoxville, TN. This endeavor evolved into his life’s work.
Randy and Jenny’s Boyd Foundation is working to make Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in the nation by giving away grants for local communities to build more dog parks across the state.
An avid baseball fan, Randy Boyd serves as the owner or operator of five sports teams under Boyd Sports LLC. These include the minor league team, the Tennessee Smokies, along with several summer collegiate baseball teams: the Johnson City Doughboys, Elizabethton River Riders, Kingsport Axmen, and Greeneville Flyboys. A Tennessee Vol for Life, Randy and Jenny have also made significant contributions to support the UT Athletic Department and aspiring Tennessee athletes.
More than 25 years ago, Randy risked everything he owned to create Radio Systems Corporation. Today, the company sells more than 4,600 pet products in over 60 countries, with annual revenues of nearly $500 million. Randy continues to encourage and support other entrepreneurs through the Boyd Venture Fund, Junior Achievement, and other initiatives.
Randy and Jenny give to charitable causes through the Boyd Foundation supporting high-quality education, robust youth programs, sustained animal welfare, critical mental health, and thriving arts and cultural organizations. Since 2018, the Boyd Foundation's Dog Park Dash has built or enhanced more than 100 dog parks across the state.
Randy and his family are working with the City of Knoxville and Knox County to build a multi-use stadium that will generate 3,000 local jobs and tie together Downtown, the Old City, and East Knoxville.
Learn More About RANDY
Randy Boyd is the President of The University of Tennessee where he serves as chief executive officer of the statewide university system that includes five campuses. A successful entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropic leader, Boyd is the founder of Radio Systems Corporation in Knoxville.
Randy and his wife Jenny have been married for 38 years and have two sons, Harrison and Thomas, with daughter-in-law Lindsey and two granddaughters Wiley Mae and Penelope, and their two family dogs, Oskar and Jolene.