|Sterling Steward Jr. named Athletics Director at Savannah State|
|September, 2011 News|
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah State University (SSU) Interim President Cheryl D. Dozier, DSW, has named Sterling Steward Jr. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics effective immediately.
Steward will be responsible for all matters related to managing Savannah State’s NCAA Division I sport teams for men and women including budgeting; compliance with university, University System of Georgia (USG) and NCAA policies and rules; and fundraising for programmatic needs.
“Mr. Steward brings to Savannah State’s athletic program a wealth of knowledge in rules compliance and education, as well as extensive experience in athletic program management, event promotions and publicity, fundraising, facility management and fiscal affairs,” Dozier said. “I have every confidence in his ability to lead Savannah State to new heights that will make us all proud.”
Steward comes to Savannah State from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss., where he had served as senior consultant for Athletics Administration since April. Prior to that, he was interim athletic director/associate athletic director for Compliance at Alabama State University (ASU) in Montgomery, Ala., from September 2009 to June 2010. At ASU, Steward was a member of the President’s Senior Council Staff and supervised 18 head coaches and other departmental employees with an $8.7 million dollar annual budget.
Prior to working at ASU, Steward held a number of positions at Kentucky State University (KSU) in Frankfort, Ky., over a four-year period including assistant athletic director/compliance coordinator, interim athletic director/compliance coordinator and assistant athletic director for administration/compliance coordinator.
Before joining KSU’s staff, Steward served at Eastern Oregon University as its assistant athletic director for internal operations and held a similar position at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans from 1999 until 2004.
“This is an exciting time to be at Savannah State with the many changes that are taking place and I’m honored to accept the leadership responsibility,” Steward said. “Dr. Dozier has given her solid commitment to athletics, which is a passion of mine, and I look forward to working with her, the senior staff, students and constituents to propel SSU athletics.”
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