Clark appointed Temple VP and Athletic Director
Kevin G. Clark has been appointed vice president and director of athletics, Temple University President Neil D. Theobald announced Friday. Clark’s appointment was effective Nov. 1.
Clark came to Temple one year ago as a senior advisor to President Theobald. He has also served as interim athletic director since May 3. Prior to arriving at Temple, Clark had been a former senior associate athletic director at Indiana, where Theobald had been the chief financial officer.
A veteran athletic administrator, Clark came to Temple after serving the previous 11 years on Indiana University’s senior athletic staff, the last two in the role of senior associate athletic director of internal operations.
“Kevin’s positions at Saint Louis and Indiana universities give him extensive first-hand experience in both the financial and managerial challenges of sports at the highest levels,” said Theobald. “I believe he is exactly the person we need to take on the challenges our Athletics Department will encounter in the next decade.”
During his 12 months at the university, Clark has come to “understand the greatness of Temple: its students, faculty, and staff. He fully embraces our aspirations for excellence,” the president said.
Clark said he was excited about the role and the potential for athletics at Temple.
"This is an incredible opportunity. I am thrilled and humbled to be taking on this key position at a school with an incredibly exciting athletics future," said Clark.
Clark’s appointment also garnered praise from Michael Aresco, commissioner of The American Athletic Conference.
"Kevin has impressed me with his financial experience and dedication to do what's best for students. I am certain he will hit the ground running and lead Temple's program to even greater heights," said Aresco. “He and Neil Theobald have a strong vision for Temple athletics and we are proud to have them and Temple in our reinvented conference.”
As senior associate athletic director of internal operations at Indiana, Clark was responsible for overseeing the department’s athletics business office, information technology, human resources, travel services, athletic facilities, IU Golf Course, equipment operations, concessions and food services, and other areas of internal administration.
He was a member of the senior administrative staff and worked with other senior administrators to advise, develop and implement departmental policies and strategies including yearly and long-term strategic plans. Clark also served as the sport administrator for football, baseball and women's basketball.
In his first nine years at IU, Clark served as the associate athletic director for finance/CFO. In that role, he managed the athletic financial business office and was instrumental in the development and administration of the department's budget.
At Saint Louis University, Clark served as the director of business administration-student development from 2000 to 2001. Prior to that role, Clark was the assistant athletic director of business and finance from 1996 to 2000. He prepared and administered budgets ranging from $10 to $30 million.
Prior to his tenure at Saint Louis University, Clark served as a staff accountant at the NCAA from 1991 to 1996. There he assisted with the preparation and management of a $30 million operating budget.
Clark earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Grambling State University and later earned an MBA from Webster University.
The Kansas City, Mo., native retired as a major after serving 23 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He and his wife, Kendra, have four children: Kevin Jr., Michael, Ellicia and Logan