Johnson Accepts Senior Athletics Compliance Post
Jan. 5, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. (ECU News Bureau) - Jamie Johnson, a compliance official at Rutgers University, has been named associate athletic director for compliance at East Carolina University.
Johnson, who has been assistant athletic director of compliance at Rutgers since 2007, will join ECU on Feb. 1 and will report directly to Chancellor Steve Ballard.
Ballard said that Johnson would be the first person to hold this new position at ECU and that the position will strengthen the university's commitment to NCAA compliance as well as to risk management on the campus.
"I view this position to be an essential component of risk management at ECU," Ballard said. "I am very pleased that we are bringing a person with Jamie's experience and expertise to our university.
"ECU continues to build its risk-management capacity, commensurate with the size and complexity of the university and with external standards and expectations," Ballard said. "Eight months ago, we made a commitment to several improvements in athletics compliance and improved institutional controls, and this is one of them."
Johnson said, "I am very excited, and I am looking forward to starting a new chapter in my professional career at East Carolina University. It will be great to say, `Go Pirates!'"
He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida A&M University and has worked in compliance positions at Georgia Tech, Arizona State University and Auburn University.