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University announces new athletic director

Jaylen Carr – Editor-in-Chief

The university announced Wednesday, Dec. 13, that Terrance Jones will become the new director of athletics and recreation.

According to Patrick Dilger’s email, Interim President Dwayne Smith said: “Terrance brings a proven leadership background to the position, with many years spent as an athletics administrator. He will use this experience to elevate our programs and enhance the academic, personal, and competitive excellence of our scholar-athletes.”

Jones worked as the Assistant Athletic Director of External Operations and Stadium Management at Jackson State University, where he worked with NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.

Smith said: In advancing these goals, I believe that Southern athletics and recreation will be well-served by Terrance’s proven ability to balance leadership and management, along with his commitment to providing high-quality, impactful student experiences and developing strong community support.

Jones will start his job on February 5, 2024.


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