Tuskegee Names New Athletic Director

Former Stillman College AD Curtis Campbell has been named the head of athletics at Tuskegee University,  the school announced in a press release Monday morning. CurtisCampbell1 (1)

In his six seasons with Stillman, Campbell led the Tigers to their first NCAA national outdoor track and field championship, in which they took home first place. He also led the school’s tennis team to its first SIAC titles and the baseball team to its first win in NCAA region play. Both the men’s basketball and baseball teams made their first South Region finals appearances under his leadership as well.

According to the school’s site:

Campbell also upgraded the attention to student-athlete welfare at Stillman. He organized the department’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and initiated the development of the school’s chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also initiated a successful academic enrichment program, “Grades First,” that was a requirement for the maintenance of athletic eligibility. As a result, 10 student athletes graduated with honors at the 2013 commencement service. Under his leadership, two of the last three valedictorians at the college were student-athletes. 

Campbell was hired one year to the day that his successor, Patrick Simon, was hired. Simon resigned in March, siting personal reasons.