Dr. Lisa Campos named new UTSA athletic director

For the second time in nearly 20 years, a woman will become UTSA's athletic director.

SAN ANTONIO - The University of Texas at San Antonio announced Dr. Lisa Campos will be the school's new vice president for intercollegiate athletics and athletic director.

She's one of several dozen women to hold the title across the country. For the second time in nearly 20 years, a woman will become UTSA's athletic director.

The Colorado native's last job was at Northern Arizona University, where she was the vice president for intercollegiate athletics for five years. She started her career in academics at the University of Texas at El Paso.

"I started in student affairs," she said. "There's not a lot of people that have that background and go into athletics so that is pretty unique."

Under Dr. Campos, the Lumberjacks captured 32 Big Sky and Western Athletic Conference championships. She was one of the youngest women in the country to lead a Division I program.

Dr. Campos also helped construct a $47.5 million aquatic and tennis facility.

"I want to ensure we have the best support for our student coaches and for our athletes," she said. "I want to start looking at these facilities and coming up with a strategic plan for the facilities."

Campos is set to begin her new role on January 15.

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