June 17, 2011

Dr. Charles Brown Promoted to Associate Vice President; Athletics to Become Part of Division of Student Affairs

UMBC’s Dr. Charles Brown has been promoted to Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski announced on Friday, June 17.  Dr. Brown will begin his 22nd year at the helm of the Retrievers this fall.


“We are all very proud of Dr. Brown's stellar career as Director of Athletics over the past two decades,” Dr. Hrabowski said. “He has led the program with both enthusiasm and integrity, and, most importantly, our student-athletes are succeeding athletically and academically." 


Moreover, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation will become part of the Division of Student Affairs, led by Vice President Dr. Nancy Young. Dr. Young has been a long-time supporter of the program, establishing an endowment in her father’s name in support of the men’s soccer program, attending basketball games as a season-ticket holder and presenting UMBC’s Outstanding Senior Athlete award on a yearly basis. She has served on several athletics-related committees, and spearheaded UMBC’s successful third phase of NCAA certification in the spring of 2010.  


The department had reported to the Office of the Provost since the spring of 2003.


According to Dr. Hrabowski, “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.  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.”

Dawg Bytes on Dr. Charles Brown and UMBC Athletics (1988-present)