BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Stan Williamson, Director of Athletics at Campbell University, was recently elected to serve as Chair of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics beginning Sept. 2010.
In addition to his duties on campus where he is in his 11th year of overseeing a department that fields 20 NCAA Division I teams, Williamson serves a key role within the NCAA, Atlantic Sun Conference and Pioneer Football League structure.
As Chair of the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics, Williamson leads a group which studies and makes policy recommendations concerning opportunities for women in athletics at the institutional, conference and national levels and seeks to expand and promote opportunities for female student-athletes, administrators and coaches.
Williamson also represents the Pioneer Football League as a board member of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Athletics Directors Association.
Additionally, as a member of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee, Williamson is engaged making a determination of facts related to the certification of a prospective student-athlete's amateur status on request of an institution. He is also trained as a certified NCAA peer reviewer.
Williamson has served on a number of NCAA and Atlantic Sun Conference committees including the NCAA Division I Legislative Council and the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Governance Committee.
In years past, Williamson has served as chair of the Atlantic Sun Conference Membership Committee, Tournament Committee and Athletic Administrators Committee as well as Vice President of the A-Sun Executive Committee. Williamson has also served on the Atlantic Sun Conference Sport Policy Committee and Student-Athlete Welfare Committee and as liaison to the Golf Coaches Committee and the Men’s Soccer Coaches Committee.
During Williamson's tenure, Campbell athletes have enjoyed success in competition, as well as in the classroom, and have contributed to their surrounding community through service projects.
Over each of the last three years, Campbell has posted the second-best finish among the 11 A-Sun men's programs in the A-Sun All Sports race. During the last six academic years, Campbell student-athletes have compiled their highest cumulative grade-point averages in the department's history. During 2009-10 Campbell athletes earned 171 academic honors between the A-Sun, Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association and Pioneer Football League.
Under Williamson’s watch, student-athlete and staff involvement in service to the community has increased 200 percent. CU yearly athletic community service hours routinely exceed the 2,000-hour level in Williamson's tenure, including more than 3,500 hours in 2009-10.
In addition to his daily departmental duties, he serves on Campbell University's NCAA Certification Committee, Faculty Athletics Committee, Retention Committee, Registry & Calendars Committee as well as the Multi-Cultural Council.
Highlights from Williamson’s first decade at Campbell are numerous. He was heavily involved in Campbell's efforts to raise funds for the McLeod Athletic Training Facility as well as the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center and Gilbert Craig Gore Arena, which serves as home court for the Fighting Camel basketball volleyball and wrestling teams.
In addition, Williamson oversaw the feasibility study and return in 2008 of the varsity football program. He also is involved in the ongoing push to complete funding for the University's new Barker-Lane football stadium as well as its newly-completed Irwin Belk track and field complex.
Under his guidance, Campbell completed a study which the Board of Trustees unanimously approved to re-join the Big South Conference in 2011-12.
He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors and the College Athletic Business Managers Association.
A 1985 graduate of Lousiana Tech, Williamson is a member of Pleasant Union Christian Church, where he serves as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Williamson is married to the former Debbie Primeaux, who played on two Lady Techster national championship teams in 1981 and 1982, and currently teaches at North Carolina State University and serves as the NCAA Women's Basketball Secretary-Rules Editor. The Williamson's have one daughter - Courtney - and two sons - Mark and Nathan.