ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR & EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE AD
Bev Lewis has served the University of Arkansas and its Razorback athletic programs for more than three decades. The former women’s athletic director prior to the department merger in 2007-08, Lewis now serves as the associate vice chancellor and executive associate athletic director for administration and sport programs. Lewis is also the coordinator of a five-member sport administrator group that provides day-to-day administrative support for each of Arkansas’ 19 sports. Lewis is the sport administrator for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, softball and volleyball. In addition, Lewis is the primary administrator working with the Razorbacks’ strength and conditioning units and athletic training and sports medicine program as well as overseeing media relations. She also serves as a liaison to the faculty senate and the faculty athletic committee, and coordinates the department’s NCAA certification, Title IX compliance and strategic planning. Lewis was elected to the 2011-12 Southeastern Conference Executive Committee assisting the league office in a leadership role. The largest portion of her service to the university was her 19-year tenure as the Director of Women’s Athletics. As a result of her strong emphasis on the classroom, Razorback female student-athletes received numerous academic honors including national academic All-American of the year, team academic national titles and the university’s first two SEC/H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Her leadership was also a part of the success of the university’s Campaign for the Twenty-First Century. Lewis directed Women’s Athletics to over $11.5 million in direct support for women’s teams. During the campaign, Lewis received one of her greatest personal honors as Bob and Marilyn Bogle requested that Arkansas’ $6 million facility be named the Bev Lewis Center. In 1998, she was voted into the University Of Arkansas Hall Of Honor. Lewis served collegiate athletics at the highest level as an administrator, first with the NCAA Championship Cabinet and recently on the NCAA Management Council. Prior to assuming the duties of AD, Lewis was women’s cross country and track coach. Her Arkansas coaching milestones included the first women’s squad to achieve a national ranking and the first conference championship team with the 1988 Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships. Lewis earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan in 1979 and followed it with her master’s from Purdue prior to her arrival at Arkansas in 1981. The former Bev Rouse, is married to Harley Lewis.
ARKANSAS MEN’S GOLF
SENIOR ASSOCIATE AD FOR COMPLIANCE AND STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES
SENIOR ASSOCIATE AD FOR INTERNAL OPERATIONS
Matt Trantham joined the University of Arkansas in 2008 as the senior associate athletic director for internal operations. He oversees Razorback facilities, event management and equipment operations. Supervising several major projects in his first year with the Razorbacks, Trantham guided the $2.5 million renovation of Bud Walton Arena and the $1.3 million restoration of synthetic playing surface at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback stadium in 2008-09. This year, he is overseeing the Master Plan currently underway for all athletic facilities. One of the first projects within the master plan began during the 201112 academic year with the expansion of the football practice facilities including meeting rooms, academic center and offices. Progress continues on those projects with the football center scheduled to open in the fall 2013. Prior to joining Arkansas, Trantham began his career with the University of Oklahoma in July 1999 as the promotions director for the athletic department where he worked with all 20 of OU’s teams. He was named assistant athletic director for event management in 2004 and was promoted to associate athletic director in 2006. In his role as associate AD for event management, Trantham oversaw more than 500 events a year, coordinated the efforts of more than 1,500 event staff members and was responsible for activities within 13 athletic facilities. He also served as OU’s liaison with all postseason events including both Big 12 and NCAA championship competitions. Prior to joining the Sooners, Trantham spent five seasons in professional sports in Washington, D.C. Trantham earned his bachelor’s of science degree in business management from Centenary College in 1990 and a master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1998. Trantham and wife Kristen are parents of two sons, Will and Davis, and two daughters, Morgan and Paige.
Jon Fagg joined the University of Arkansas as a senior associate athletic director for compliance and studentathlete services in the summer of 2008, overseeing all aspects of compliance and academics. He serves as a member of the senior management group for the Razorbacks. Fagg supervises NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules compliance and education. He reports directly to the vice chancellor and director of athletics, and has an informational reporting relationship on compliance issues with the university’s Office of the General Counsel. In addition to compliance, Fagg also supervises the student-athlete services department which advises and offers support to more than 450 Razorback student-athletes. Fagg joined the Razorback staff after spending the past seven years at North Carolina State. Hired in March 2001, he served four and half years as an assistant athletics director for compliance before being promoted to associate athletics director for compliance in the fall of 2005. While with the Wolfpack, Fagg’s responsibilities included coordinating all aspects of the NCAA compliance program, including rules education for intercollegiate staff and related university personnel, and advisement, education and interpretations regarding NCAA rules and regulations. Prior to his tenure at North Carolina State, Fagg spent three years as the assistant athletics director for compliance at Fresno State. He also served one year as director of compliance for the Big South Conference. His first athletics administrative experience came at Mars Hill College where he handled compliance duties as well as serving as an assistant coach for the football team for three seasons. His coaching experience also includes a stint as an assistant coach at Davidson from February 1992 to June 1993 and as a GA coach at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, from January 1991 to February 1992. Fagg and his wife Amanda have three children: Jon Madison and twins, Reed and Ellie.
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