Morehouse College Hires New Athletic Director

Date Released: March 14, 2020

ATLANTA—Curtis Campbell, a veteran administrator with nearly 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics at both NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools, has been hired as Morehouse College’s new Athletics Director (AD).

Campbell will begin his new role on July 1. He will replace the Interim Athletics Director Javarro Edwards ’92, a successful businessman, community leader, and member of the 1991 SIAC championship-winning Maroon Tigers football team. Javarro was appointed Interim AD in July 2019.

"Campbell has spent his career focused on putting students first in his management decisions," said David A. Thomas, President of Morehouse College. "He has worked to expand scholarship opportunities and boost academic achievement for athletes, renovate sports facilities, and build teams into champions."
Campbell has served as an AD at four colleges—Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill., Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., and Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore.

In his former role at West Oregon University (WOU), Campbell managed a $5.1 million budget and a program with 13 sports, 300 student athletes, and 55 employees. Setting the bar high for his staff and student athletes at WOU, yielded positive results. More than 300 student athletes maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average during his tenure. And in 2019-20, the athletics department reported a record year in fundraising that included increasing the scholarship level for student athletes by $200,000. 
In addition, the WOU football team won its first-ever Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championship.
Campbell also has experience leading multimillion-dollar renovation and construction projects. At Stillman College, he was part of the team overseeing the construction of the $4 million Birthright Gymnasium and a $465,000 tennis center. At WOU, Campbell helped to bring improvements to soccer fields, softball and baseball fields, and other facilities.
Campbell is looking forward to building collaborative relationships across campus at Morehouse College as he works to increase scholarship dollars for student athletes and develop plans for facility renovations. 

“This position is about managing people, managing resources and providing excellent services to student athletes, alums, and fans," Campbell said. "I will work diligently to provide student-athletes with great academic and athletic experiences."

Campbell is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division immediately after high school. He later received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Longwood University and earned his master’s degree in student affairs administration from Radford University, both in Virginia.

Last Modified: March 14, 2020, 00:03 AM, by: H T

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