Richard Hammond is the new director of Campus Recreation at the University of Central Arkansas.
In this role, Hammond will provide overall leadership to Campus Recreation, including overseeing the Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center that reopened in fall 2014 after undergoing extensive renovation and expansion.
“UCA has a wonderful HPER facility. Now we just need to make sure that we get every student at UCA to come through the door so they can experience it,” Hammond said.
Hammond comes to UCA after spending 18 years at Valdosta State University as director of campus recreation. He also has worked in campus recreation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Georgia Southern University and Southwest Texas State University. He and his wife, Leighia, have four children.
Hammond earned a Bachelor of Science in health, leisure and sports/sports science from the University of West Florida and a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from Southwest Texas State University.
“I am very excited about working at UCA and to have this opportunity to continue the great work that the Department of Campus Recreation has been doing,” said Hammond.