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GILPIN APPOINTED UVI ASSISTANT AD

Curtis Gilpin, an alumnus of the University of the Virgin Islands, has been appointed to the position of assistant athletic director at UVI.
Gilpin will be responsible for assisting the school’s athletic director in the day-to-day operations of the new UVI Sports and Fitness Center and also will assist with all varsity and intramural sports programs at the university.
Gilpin, who has served as an interim assistant athletic director at UVI in the past, has been employed by the university for 15 years as its student housing supervisor. A sports enthusiast, he has coached UVI varsity volleyball and basketball part-time for six years.
Asked how he felt about his new position at the university, Gilpin said, "It’s going to be challenging but it’s the perfect opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to it."
A graduate of Eudora Kean High School, Gilpin received a bachelor’s degree in business management from UVI in 1980. From 1980 until 1985, he was district executive for the Boy Scouts District of St. Thomas and St. John, with responsibility for the coordination of the entire Boy Scouts program in the district, which served 2,000 young men and boys.
In September, UVI appointed Peter Sauer as athletic director, giving him oversight for the UVI Sports and Fitness Center and all of the university’s athletic programs.
"Curtis brings a level of enthusiasm and experience to the job that is exactly what’s needed," Sauer said. "I’m excited to have him on board and feel he’ll be a great addition to the staff."
Gilpin will supervise campus-wide sports activities as well as UVI varsity basketball, volleyball, tennis, weightlifting and track and field teams that compete against other colleges and universities.
"The assistant athletic director position is part of the university’s strategy to ensure that the athletic programs and students in the athletic programs get the attention and support that are needed," UVI Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. LaVerne Ragster said. "Mr. Gilpin has the experience and the orientation necessary to do this at an outstanding level."

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Curtis Gilpin, an alumnus of the University of the Virgin Islands, has been appointed to the position of assistant athletic director at UVI.
Gilpin will be responsible for assisting the school’s athletic director in the day-to-day operations of the new UVI Sports and Fitness Center and also will assist with all varsity and intramural sports programs at the university.
Gilpin, who has served as an interim assistant athletic director at UVI in the past, has been employed by the university for 15 years as its student housing supervisor. A sports enthusiast, he has coached UVI varsity volleyball and basketball part-time for six years.
Asked how he felt about his new position at the university, Gilpin said, "It’s going to be challenging but it’s the perfect opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to it."
A graduate of Eudora Kean High School, Gilpin received a bachelor’s degree in business management from UVI in 1980. From 1980 until 1985, he was district executive for the Boy Scouts District of St. Thomas and St. John, with responsibility for the coordination of the entire Boy Scouts program in the district, which served 2,000 young men and boys.
In September, UVI appointed Peter Sauer as athletic director, giving him oversight for the UVI Sports and Fitness Center and all of the university’s athletic programs.
"Curtis brings a level of enthusiasm and experience to the job that is exactly what’s needed," Sauer said. "I’m excited to have him on board and feel he’ll be a great addition to the staff."
Gilpin will supervise campus-wide sports activities as well as UVI varsity basketball, volleyball, tennis, weightlifting and track and field teams that compete against other colleges and universities.
"The assistant athletic director position is part of the university’s strategy to ensure that the athletic programs and students in the athletic programs get the attention and support that are needed," UVI Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. LaVerne Ragster said. "Mr. Gilpin has the experience and the orientation necessary to do this at an outstanding level."