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Hamilton, Wood and Scobey promoted

Hamilton, Wood and Scobey promoted

FAYETTEVILLE — Clayton Hamilton, Eric Wood and Mark Scobey have been promoted within Razorback Athletics it was announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on Thursday. Hamilton has been promoted to senior associate athletic director of business operations and remains the department’s chief financial officer (CFO). Wood was elevated to associate athletic director for student-athlete services after serving as the head of the student-athlete development division and the interim director of the Razorbacks’ academic support division. After previously serving as the director of ticket operations, Scobey was promoted to assistant athletic director for ticket operations. “Clayton, Eric and Mark have done a tremendous job in their respective areas for the Razorback program,” Long said. “They are key members of our administrative team and have been working in support of our more than 460 student-athletes. We look forward to their continued contributions to our program in their expanded administrative roles.” Hamilton joined the Razorbacks in January, 2010, assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer with oversight of the athletic department’s financial affairs, business operations, contracts, human resources, payroll, and retail store operations. Hamilton has over 16 years of financial management experience, including positions with the University of Colorado, Florida State University, the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Cavaliers. A native of Arkansas, Hamilton graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He obtained a master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1997, and his CPA certification from the State of Arkansas in 1998. Wood joined the university in 2009, and is responsible for the oversight of student-athlete services including academic support, life skills and career development programs that contribute to the personal growth and character development of our more than 460 Razorback student-athletes. Other responsibilities include housing, student conduct, student-athlete appearance requests, drug testing administration, coordinator of diversity initiatives and the liaison to Student Affairs. Wood is active on the national intercollegiate athletics’ scene as well and is currently serving as the chair of the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Advisory Committee. Charged with the supervision of ticket operations for all University of Arkansas men’s athletic department-related sporting events, Mark Scobey is in his 36th season with the Razorbacks. During his tenure at the University of Arkansas, Scobey has assisted with ticket sales for a wide assortment of events on the Fayetteville campus, including SEC and NCAA hosted championship events in baseball, tennis and track.Last year, Scobey worked with Paciolan Systems, Inc., to help implement Razorback E-Tickets, a new digital ticketing system for athletic events. The system was used last season for baseball at Baum Stadium and will be used this fall for football at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Scobey joined the UA athletic staff in 1977 as an assistant athletic ticket manager and became ticket manager in 1983. A native of Warren, Ark., Scobey lives in historic Eureka Springs.

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