Smith-Jones Named Athletic Director at UC Riverside

Tamica Smith-Jones has been named director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of California, Riverside.

Smith-Jones, who begins her new job July 1, is an associate athletics director at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She oversees the day-to-day operations of UTSA’s athletics department and has been in that role since her hiring in 2013.

Jones has 15 years of experience working in collegiate athletics, and previously served as athletic director at Clark Atlanta University after a stint there as the head volleyball coach. She has held similar positions at Morris Brown College and Savannah State University.

“Tamica Smith-Jones has dedicated her career to the success of student athletes and her enthusiasm for UC Riverside and its mission will carry through in helping our athletics program excel in coming years,” UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said. “We are very pleased to have her steering our 17 women’s and men’s sports.”