Randy Winston

Born in Los Angeles, CA the 4th child of 9. During the summer between his 7th and 8th grade his family moved to a 40 acre farm in Battle Ground, WA where he learned to importance of hard work and gained an appreciation of seeing the fruits of your labor. Randy applied to and was admitted to George Fox College now George Fox University where he distinguished himself as a Track & Field Athlete. Randy graduated from George Fox College in 1973 with a BA degree in Bible and Christian Education and worked at the college as an Admissions Counselor recruiting students to attend GFC from throughout the West Coast. He took over the Head Women’s Track Coaching duties in 1978 at GFU and produced powerful teams during his tenure that won several conference and regional championships. He along with his 1980 Women’s Track & Field Team was inducted into the George Fox University Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2009 he was inducted individually as a Coach. In 1981 Randy joined his Father and Brothers who formed Jim Winston & Sons Excavating Contracting Business which worked on projects throughout the Pacific Northwest most notably being one of the first construction firms to work on the restoration project after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens receiving several commendations from The US Army Corps of Engineers. In 1989 Randy returned to the Los Angeles Area and began working for the Volunteers of America Talent Search “Think College” Program providing college admissions and financial aid information to low-income first generation to college students attending Crenshaw & John C. Fremont High Schools. In 2006 Randy became the first full-time employee of South Central Scholars now Thrive Scholars, primarily making contact with prospective scholars at their High Schools and assisting them thorough the process of selecting the right college or university that will meet their needs. Randy has developed an outstanding College Fair Liberal Arts Summit where some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation are represented as well as putting on numerous workshops on SAT Prep, Financial Aid, and Parent-Student Informational sessions.