Earl M. Hilton III was announced as the Director of
Intercollegiate Athletics on Feb. 3, 2011 after serving as the interim for
three months. As the director of
athletics, Hilton serves as the chief executive and administrator for 15
Division I varsity sports governed by the NCAA. In his position, Hilton
oversees the fiscal management of N.C. A&T Athletics, provides guidance
for 10 head coaches and he sets the department's direction through his
communications with University leaders and constituents, alumni and friends,
city and community leaders and financial supporters.
Hilton is no stranger to N.C. A&T. For the last 11
years, Hilton has served in various leadership roles throughout the
University. He came to N.C. A&T in 2000 as an Assistant Athletics Director
for compliance. A year later, he was promoted to the position of Associate
Athletics Director for Internal Affairs. Hilton's responsibilities included
serving as the finance, compliance and personnel director for Aggie Athletics
After his first stint with Aggie Athletics, he spent eight
years an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University. His
duties included budget oversight, personnel development and management. In
addition to his role in Student Affairs, Hilton assisted Aggie Athletics in
its second-cycle NCAA certification.
Hilton received his B.S. degree in Political Science in
1992 from Lamar University. He also has a Master's degree in Public Administration
and a Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University.