|Aggies Athletics Director Earl Monroe Hilton III|
"For the last three months, Mr. Hilton has served as interim athletics director," said Martin. "During this time, we have had the opportunity to examine his work ethic and professional practices, and we have been impressed with both his managerial and interpersonal skills. We are anticipating significant changes and growth in our athletics programs under Earl's leadership."
Hilton is no stranger to N.C. A&T. He worked as the department's finance, compliance and personnel director from 2000-02. 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. Before becoming the interim director of athletics, he was the chairman of N.C. A&T's 2011 NCAA re-certification committee.
"In many ways, student affairs and athletics mirror one another," said Hilton. "Both areas offer an environment to nurture, train and protect the welfare of our students. I want to assure you that N.C. A&T Athletics will be steeped in individual accountability, transparency and student safety."
Before coming to N.C. A&T, Hilton worked as Buffalo State's NCAA compliance director from 1997-2000. He also handled the departmental budget and served as the recreational and intramural supervisor. In 1993, he became an academic counselor at Texas Tech.
Hilton received his B.S., degree in political science in 1992. He also has a master's degree in public administration and Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech.