Two African Americans Named University Athletic Directors

Elliott Charles was appointed director of intercollegiate athletics at Chicago State University. Charles comes to Chicago State after two years at Clemson University in South Carolina, where he served as associate director of compliance services. He also taught in the athletic leadership program in the university’s College of Education. Prior to Clemson University, Charles served as deputy director of athletics at Florida A&M University, associate director of athletics for compliance at the University of South Florida, and assistant director of athletic compliance at the University of Alabama. Clark is a graduate of the University of South Florida. He holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in sports management from Illinois State Univerity.

Kortne Gosha is the new vice president and director of athletics at Florida A&M University. He was the associate athletic director for facilities and operations at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. From 2014 to 2018, Gosha served as associate athletic director and chief operating officer at Middle Tennessee State University. He joined the staff there in 2012 as assistant athletic director of equipment operations. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Gosha earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Jacksonville State University. He holds a master’s degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University.


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