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Riverside—UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has announced the appointment of Tamica Smith Jones of the University of Texas at San Antonio as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UC Riverside, effective July 1, 2015.tamica smith jonesSmith Jones

Jones will step down from her current position as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs and Senior Woman Administrator at UTSA, where she is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the athletic department, including coaches and student-athlete affairs, support staff, health & safety, Title IX/gender equity, diversity/inclusion, life skills and community engagement.

Jones has 15 years of experience working in collegiate athletics, and previously served as Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Clark Atlanta University after a stint there as the head volleyball coach. Previously she held similar positions at Morris Brown College and Savannah State University.

"This decision has been bittersweet because I have enjoyed UTSA and embraced the City of San Antonio. I have expanded in many ways working with some great coaches and administrators – and been empowered by the guidance of my supervisor and mentor, Lynn Hickey. The student athlete engagement and success during my time at UTSA will be missed and treasured.


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