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Stillman names new athletics director

July 3, 2007

(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) - Stillman College has named Curtis Campbell as its new athletics director, effective immediately. He takes over for Greg Thompson, Stillman's football coach, who had served on an interim basis since January.


Campbell is an experienced administrator in the academic environment, with more than 10 years of service. He arrives at Stillman from Blackburn College, a Division III school in Carlinville, Ill., where he has served as athletic director since 2005.

At Blackburn, as Campbell oversaw eight hiring searches to fill five coaching and three professional vacancies. In addition, Blackburn completely renovated its weight room under Campbell's direction and improved sports information office facilities while conducting continual reviews of departmental policy. Blackburn also successfully hosted the 2006 SLIAC men's basketball tournament and the 2006 SLIAC sportsmanship summit under Campbell's watch.

In addition, Campbell successfully worked to improve athletic-academic relations at Blackburn while streamlining the efficiency of the athletic department. Known for his ability to communicate with co-workers and effectively delegate authority, Campbell also made on-court and off-court sportsmanship a top priority during his time at Blackburn.

Campbell arrival marks his second stop among Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools. He worked for four years at Kentucky State University, where he served as assistant athletic director for compliance and later served as interim athletic director.

While at KSU, he also monitored athletic scholarships, assisted with game-day operations, and coordinated tickets and ticket sales while assisting with the management and development of the athletic budget.

Prior to his time at KSU, Campbell served as coordinator of student-athlete development at the University of Minnesota, where he assisted in the development and implementation of a comprehensive CHAMPS Life Skills Program for all 700 student-athletes. In addition, he also coordinated the community service program for Minnesota student-athletes.

Before his work at Minnesota, Campbell was a resident director at Virginia Tech, where he supervised a staff of 19 resident assistants, a graduate assistant RD, and 40 night monitors in a residence hall of 896 students. While at VT, he also dealt in crisis management of 9,000 students on a rotating basis.

Campbell also worked in numerous capacities at Radford University in his native Virginia from 1997-99, at various times serving as resident director and in the offices of athletic compliance, academic support for athletics, student services, and in the department of counselor education.

A 1990 graduate of Longwood College with a B.S. in social work, Campbell earned his M.S. in student affairs administration from Radford in 1999. In addition to his administrative experience, he has various teaching experience and has served on numerous committees. He is also a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country from 1981-84.

Campbell and his wife, Sereta, are the proud parents of two children, Caleb, 11, and Cagan, 7.


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