Baylor Interim President David Garland announced Mack Rhoades as the new Vice President and Director of Athletics on Wednesday.
Rhoades comes to Baylor after a year as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the University of Missouri.
“Baylor University is very pleased to welcome Mack Rhoades as Baylor University’s Vice President and Director of Athletics,” Garland said. “He is a charismatic leader who pays careful attention to details and cultivates solidarity among the coaches and staff.”
Rhoades oversaw 20 intercollegiate athletic programs, 300 employees and 550 student-athletes while at the University of Missouri. His focus has been preparing student-athletes to be men and woman of character in athletics and in the classroom.
“The past year has taught me a great deal about who I am as a person and as a leader. I am very grateful to the people I’ve worked with and come to know throughout the state of Missouri. The experience has helped galvanized a commitment to my core values and to the values I want to infuse into an athletics program,” Rhoades said.
Before Missouri, Rhoades served as Vice President of Athletics at the University of Houston for almost six years.
Rhoades has also served in athletics department roles at University of Texas El Paso, Marquette and Yale University.
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