Hampton Roads, Virginia -- On Tuesday, June 30th 2020, NSU President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston announced that Melody Webb, who has served the Spartans' staff since April 2014 as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration / Senior Woman Administrator, has been appointed to the position of University Athletics Director.
"Ms. Webb will lead Spartan Athletics to excellence both on and off the field of competition while also increasing NSU's visibility and competitiveness," Dr. Adams-Gaston said.
For the past six years in her previous role with Norfolk State University, Webb served as the deputy to the Athletics Director and was responsible for day-to-day operations of the Department of Athletics. She was also responsible for generating revenue including fundraising and development efforts for the Department as well as overseeing procurement, human resources, and facility operations.
In addition to her administrative and operations responsibilties for the Department of Athletics Webb also served as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics and worked strategically with the Office of Institutional Equity to ensure Title IX compliance.
Before her tenure at NSU, Webb was the Associate Commissioner for Business Operations for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) where she provided leadership and oversight for financial administration for the conference, including expenditure analysis as well as human resources functions and event management.
Prior to CIAA she served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Budget and Finance at George Washington University where she was responsible for administrative oversight of a $22 million budget.
"Ms. Webb is an exceptional administrator and is well respected within the field of intercollegiate athletics. She is highly involved and engaged in professional associations including the National Association of Athletic Development Directors, and Women Leaders in College Sports," Dr. Adams-Gaston said. "As a former student-athlete at Savannah State University and Head Volleyball Coach at Bowie State University, Ms. Webb understands intercollegiate athletics at every level."
Melody Webb is currently a member of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission's Board of Directors. The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is committed to strategically attracting, creating and hosting high caliber sports events, while fostering city cohesiveness and enhancing the economy, image and quality of life for the region.
Melody Webb to be Featured on "Spartan Live" Zoom Call
The Norfolk State University Department of Athletics will conduct the next installment of its interactive Zoom chat series "Spartan Live" on Thursday, July 9 at noon. This week's chat features new athletics director Melody Webb.
Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions of Ms. Webb and hear her thoughts related to the athletics program.
"Spartan Live" is a weekly summer series that provides fans with the opportunity to interact via teleconference with Spartan coaches, administrators and student-athletes. A different sports program, administrator or theme will be featured each week.
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