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Businessman Randall Crenshaw Honored with Order of the Golden Arrow Award

Randall Crenshaw

For more than three decades, Randall W. Crenshaw has served as an innovative leader with CommScope. The high-tech American firm helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks.

Rising up the corporate ladder at CommScope, Crenshaw has many accomplishments in the rapidly changing industry. His successful work over the years is getting noticed at Mississippi College and elsewhere.

A 1978 MC graduate, Crenshaw will be saluted as co-recipient of the Christian university’s Order of the Golden Arrow Award. The Texan travels to the Clinton campus to receive the honor at MC’s Homecoming awards dinner on October 20. Tickets are $20 for the 6 p.m. program that Friday evening at Anderson Hall.

Each Fall, the National Alumni Association award showcases Mississippi College graduates or university friends for their outstanding personal and professional achievements.

A resident of Murphy, Texas, Crenshaw has served as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2011.  He’s worked in various leadership capacities at the company since 1985. He was named executive vice president and general manager for enterprise in 2004. CommScope was founded in 1976.

CommScope’s network infrastructure solutions help customers increase bandwidth, maximize existing capacity, improve network performance and increase energy efficiency, among other things. CommScope employees work to find solutions in data centers and large buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity.

Mississippi College School of Business Dean Marcelo Eduardo believes the university made a superb choice in selecting Crenshaw for the award.

“Randy Crenshaw has been instrumental in making CommScope one of the leading communication companies in the world,” Eduardo said.

“His ability to run such a large and diverse company in such an efficient and successful manner speaks by itself of his talent as a manager and leader,” Eduardo added.

Crenshaw has remained a major supporter of Mississippi College and the School of Business in Self Hall. He serves on the MC Board of Trustees and has spoken before at an MC School of Business honors luncheon.

“Randy’s support for our educational endeavors has left an enduring effect for our graduates,” Eduardo said. His generous support to MC business students is much-appreciated on the Clinton campus.

Crenshaw will join thousands of MC graduates around the nation taking part in Homecoming festivities from Oct. 19-21. Events include the Homecoming Parade on October 21, the MC Choctaws football game with West Georgia that Saturday in Robinson-Hale Stadium, and delicious tailgating on the Quad.

Crenshaw is the Order of the Golden Arrow Award co-recipient this year, sharing the honor with Alabama resident Bob Terry. A 1965 MC graduate, Terry serves as president and editor of the award-winning “Alabama Baptist” newspaper based in Birmingham.

For more information on MC Homecoming events, contact Lori Bobo of the Alumni Affairs Office at 601-925-3252 or