Randle, who is working towards a Master's of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, was one of just 15 student-athletes at the Autonomy Meeting (three representatives from each Power Five conference) and one of 32 at the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Meeting (one representative from each Division-I conference).
The D-I SAAC Meeting focused on goals for the upcoming year, including helping student-athletes become more financially literate and giving them more time off, especially during the summer.
At the Autonomy Meeting, Randle voted on over 10 pieces of legislation that will go into effect on Aug. 1. These included time balance reforms, concussion protocol and independent medical care, cost of attendance reforms and more.
While working to effect positive change, Randle also got the opportunity to network with former student-athletes who have made names for themselves. She met with Troy Vincent, the EVP of Football Operations for the NFL, and Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy at Ernst & Young (pictured).
Randle said that Vincent detailed the things he thought student-athletes often lacked upon graduation. Randle aims to integrate what he said into her academic research, which she hopes will help her achieve her goal of becoming an athletic director one day.
Randle was also especially inspired by Brooke-Marciniak's story of using her platform to advocate for gender equality in the workplace and LGBT inclusion as well as her numerous philanthropic endeavors.
"It was absolutely incredible to hear her speak about her experiences as a student athlete and how we have such a great opportunity to be leaders, not only on the field and in the classroom, but around the world," Randle said.
Randle learned not only the stories of Vincent and Brooke-Marciniak, but those of dozens of student-athletes around the country -- from schools such as Marquette, Manhattan College, Brown, Sacred Heart, Temple, UAB and more. She said the most valuable lesson she learned was to use her voice to advocate for others.
"When you're in this position it's easy to think about your team, and how it would affect me. But meeting other people and discussing it was really eye-opening," she said. "This school has 21 sports, but there are thousands of student-athletes in Division I, so just to be able to have that vote and that voice came with the responsibility of being able to fairly represent them."