UTSA has named Lisa Campos as the next leader of the athletic department.
Campos, currently the vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Northern Arizona University, was introduced by UTSA President Taylor Eighmy at a 1 p.m. news conference on campus.
In a statement, President Eighmy says that "she is a true rising star and her energy, enthusiasm, vision, and acumen are exactly what we need to build on our excellent foundations in athletics and move the program downfield.”
Campos will succeed Lynn Hickey, who led the program for 18 years before leaving the position in September.
Under Hickey's leadership, UTSA made the jump to NCAA Division I football, where the Roadrunners have seen recent success. The team played in their first bowl game last season and is within one victory of being bowl-eligible again this year.
Since starting at Northern Arizona in 2012, Campos has guided the Lumberjacks program to three Big Sky Conference Presidents' Cup trophies, an award that recognizes the department’s overall excellence in competition and in the classroom.
At the time of her hire, Campos was the youngest female leader of a Division I program.
Campos previously was the senior associate athletic director at UTEP from 2006-12. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from UTEP and bachelor's and master's degrees from Colorado State University.
Campos has released a statement in regards to the hiring, saying “my family and I are so excited to join the Roadrunner family and the San Antonio community...I look forward to serving the student-athletes, coaches, and staff as we work together to continue building UTSA athletics.”