Athletics Department Organizational Transition

From President Freeman A. Hrabowski

Beginning July 1, UMBC’s Department of Athletics will become part of the Division of Student Affairs. This change reflects the increasingly vital role of athletics in the life of the University, from NCAA Division-I competition and the school spirit our teams inspire, to our recreation/club sports and intramurals. In this new structure, Charles Brown will serve as associate vice president for athletics, working closely with Nancy Young, vice president for student affairs.

Dr. Young and Dr. Brown share a strong commitment to supporting students. They understand both the benefits students realize and the challenges they face as they pursue their goals in the classroom and on the field. Dr. Brown has led the Athletics program with enthusiasm and integrity over the past two decades. The Retrievers are respected as strong competitors in conference and intramural play and, most important, our student-athletes are highly ranked for their academic performance. Dr. Young’s leadership role with the NCAA Certification process and the Athlete Well-Being Committee reflects her understanding of the important role of athletics in campus life. She is passionate about ensuring that students are fully engaged in learning—in classrooms, in residence halls and in student activities, including athletics.

Join me in congratulating both Charlie and Nancy on their leadership.

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