University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Lisa Campos
Director of Athletics

Dr. Lisa Campos

Introduced as UTSA’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director on Nov. 17, 2017, Dr. Lisa Campos has made an immediate and positive impact on the athletics department, university and community.

In March 2020, UTSA broke ground on the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE), a state-of-the-art, $41.5 million athletic training facility that is slated to open in Summer 2021 near the southwest corner of Main Campus.

Campos also served as a panelist for the 2018 Greater San Antonio Women in Leadership Symposium, and she was instrumental in UTSA’s role as host institution for the 2018 Men’s Final Four and in the city landing future Final Fours in 2021 (Women’s) and 2025 (Men’s). Campos currently sits on the NCAA Division I Council, a high-level group responsible for the day-to-day decision-making for Division I, and she was named chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee on July 1, 2019. She also previously served on the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee, NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet and NCAA Rifle Committee and chaired the NCAA Women’s Soccer Committee.

Campos came to UTSA after five years as the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at Northern Arizona University (NAU), where she led the athletics department through a rebrand and transformed it into one of the Big Sky Conference’s premier programs.

When Campos was named Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU, she became one of 26 females and the youngest in the country to lead a Division I program at the time of her hire. In Spring 2017, she was recognized by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. Prior to her time at NAU, Campos was an associate athletics director 2003-06) and senior associate athletics director (2006-12) at UTEP after serving as the university’s assistant dean of students from 2001-03.

Besides serving on a number of NCAA committees while at UTEP, Campos also was a member of the Conference USA Joint Group and served on the Senior Woman Administrator administrative group. In 2005-06, when UTEP joined Conference USA, she served on the C-USA Strategic Planning Committee and assisted in the development of the realigned Conference USA’s vision, core values, mission and strategic objectives.

Campos earned both her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State. She holds a doctorate degree in educational leadership from UTEP.

She and her husband, Darren D’Attilio, have a son, Christopher.