Chicago State University Announces New Interim Athletic Director

Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq. announced today the hiring of Eric Hyman as the University’s Interim Athletics Director.  Hyman, known for his outstanding leadership as an Athletics Director at five D-1 schools, was selected to temporarily lead the University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department and assist with the national search for a permanent leader.

“Having Mr. Hyman on board to assume leadership of our Intercollegiate Athletics program is a game-changer for CSU.  His achievements and reputation as a leader are exemplary and makes him well qualified to lead the department, said Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq., President of Chicago State University.

Hyman comes to Chicago State University with more than 43 years of experience in Division 1A athletics as a professional administrator and coach.  He retired from Texas A&M in 2016 and works as a consultant for Ventura Partners, assisting with university athletic personnel hiring and consulting.

While at Texas A&M, Hyman led a number of national championships and Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles.  The women and men’s team both won the NCAA National Championship in outdoor track and field. Women’s tennis played for the national championship finishing second and there were SEC Championships in men’s track and field, women’s soccer, women and men’s tennis, women’s outdoor track, women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball and women and men’s tennis.

“I am looking forward to working at Chicago State University during the University’s transitional period”, said Eric Hyman.

Prior to Texas A&M, Hyman served as Athletic Director for the University of South Carolina, Texas Christian University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and Virginia Military Institute.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelors of Arts in Education and from Furman University with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration.   In 2003-2004, Hyman was named National Athletics Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) and awarded the Regional Athletics Director of the year by NACDA in 2010 and 2011.



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