Two African-American Women Join the Predominantly Male Club of Athletics Directors at Division I Universities

Nationwide less than 10 percent of all athletic directors at the NCAA’s Division I colleges and universities are women. But recently two historically black universities named women to lead their athletics programs.

Keshia Campbell was named director of athletics at Hampton University in Virginia. She will be the first woman to serve as athletic director at the university. The appointment is effective on August 15. She was director of business affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Campbell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Carolina State University.

Vivian Fuller is the new director of athletics at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She was dean of the Cambridge campus of Sojourner-Douglass College in Maryland. She has previously served as athletics director at Tennessee State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Dr. Fuller is a graduate of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Idaho and an educational doctorate from Iowa State University.

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