Lubbock, Texas – Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hout announced two promotions to his executive staff Thursday as Jonathan Boutros was promoted to deputy athletic director and Didi Brown-Campbell was named permanent senior associate athletic director and top women’s administrator.
In his new role, Botros will oversee the day-to-day operations of the athletic department as second-in-command to Hokut. He will continue his former role as chief financial officer and oversee facilities and game operations and will now serve as athletic director of the men’s basketball program in his new role.
Brown-Campbell, who was appointed to her new role on an interim basis in early March, will continue to oversee all of Texas Tech’s Title IX operations as well as academic services, the JT and Margaret Talkington Office of Student-Athlete Development and all. Red Raider Way program. She will also be an athletic diversity and inclusion representative.
“Jonathan and Diddy are both great leaders in our department and the Big 12 Conference,” Hocutt said. “We are thrilled to have both of them accept these two important roles in our department as we continue to strive to be the best in the country in everything we do.”
Botros, a Texas Tech graduate, has helped drive one of the largest budget growth periods in Texas Tech history since joining the department as senior associate athletic director and CFO in May 2016. Texas Tech enters the 2023-24 school year with a $113 million budget, the largest in school history. .
In the year A major focus for Boutros is the strategic management of Texas Tech’s facility debt, helping to reduce debt from $115 million to $50 million over five years at the time of his 2016 acquisition. This plan coincided with capital plans to build more than $300 million in new athletic facilities, including the Sports Performance Center, Dustin R. Clubhouse at Rip Griffin Park and now the South End Zone and Dustin R. Womble Soccer Center project.
In addition to serving as CFO and managing all business operations, Botros oversees the Information Technology and Operations departments, as well as the department’s relationship with the Rawls course. He also served as the primary contact with several key athletic department partnerships, including Club Corporation, Learfield, Oak View Group Hospitality and Merchandise Distributors.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to continue serving my alma mater and the school that has given us so much,” Botros said. “I can honestly say that I have never been more optimistic about the future of Texas Tech athletics. With the leadership Kirby provides and the talented team of people around me every day, our student-athletes are empowered to achieve more than ever before.”
Brown-Campbell joined Texas Tech Athletics in August 2021 as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Academic Excellence, overseeing all academic support for the university’s more than 400 student-athletes and the NCAA eligibility process. The Marsha Sharp Center staff helped Texas Tech student-athletes boast a 3.33 GPA last fall semester, the second-highest term GPA in school history, and a 3.2 GPA this spring, the best ever for a spring term.
Brown-Campbell arrives at Texas Tech following 10-plus years at Big 12 rival Baylor, most recently serving as associate athletic director for academic services. She joined the Baylor staff at her alma mater, Arkansas, where she worked in academic support from 2004-10, including a stint as assistant director of women’s athletics before the men’s and women’s athletic departments merged into one department. In 2008
Brown-Campbell was a track and field athlete for the Razorbacks, taking home honors twice in the outdoor heptathlon while receiving three SEC individual titles. Her efforts on the track in 2011 She was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 as well as the state of the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame that same year.
“I am honored to accept this important position on a permanent basis in our department,” said Brown-Campbell. “The potential for Texas Tech athletics and our student-athletes is endless, and I strive every day to help our team grow and succeed in all areas. My family and I could not be more grateful for this new opportunity.”