Dee Dee Brown-Campbell, one of Arkansas’ great multi-event student-athletes has taken her love of and passion for college athletics from the track to an administrative role as she continues to exemplify what it means to be an Arkansas Razorback student-athlete.
The Little Rock, Ark. native is in her fifth year in the academic support program at Arkansas, and her first as the associate director and her first working with the men’s basketball program.
Prior to this year’s merger of the men’s and women’s departments, Brown-Campbell was named assistant athletic director of academic support in July 2006 for the women’s athletic program. Brown-Campbell served as the director of academic support for all women’s teams since 2004. A former Arkansas All-American, she is a true product of the program.
A two-time All-American in the heptathlon as a member of Arkansas’ perennial Southeastern Conference track and field program, Brown-Campbell has made an impact since the day she set foot on campus in the fall of 1998. During her competition days, Brown-Campbell was one of just a select few to ever earn more than 5,700 points in the heptathlon. She was a member of Arkansas’ first SEC Championship team during the 2000 indoor season, was a member of two SEC Triple Crown teams (1999-2000 and 2000-2001), won two Southeastern Conference championships and still holds the women’s school record in the pentathlon.
Upon completing her athletic eligibility and graduating with a degree in kinesiology, Brown-Campbell began her career as a graduate assistant working in athletic administration and as an academic counselor for just more than a year. She was hired full time in January 2004 as the assistant director of academic support and promoted to director in the summer of 2004.
Since retiring from competitive track in 2003, Brown-Campbell has focused her attention on the classroom as a member of Arkansas’ academic staff. In that capacity, she worked with Arkansas’ women’s basketball team and assisted its athletes to their highest grade point average ever when the squad earned a 3.30 cumulative GPA in the spring of 2004. Brown earned her master’s degree in sport management in December 2004.
She is married to former Razorback football player Marcus Campbell. Their first child, Chase, turned one in January 2009.
The University of Arkansas’ Athletic Department recognizes its heritage and the countless contributions made by African-American student-athletes in all 19 of its varsity sports. The Razorbacks are proud to celebrate this great tradition and recognize some of the inspiring pioneers, great student-athletes and outstanding role models that have worn a Razorback uniform as a part of Black History Month.