Director of Academics
Upon completing her athletic eligibility and
graduating with a degree in kinesiology, Deedee Brown decided to
stay with the University
of Arkansas as a graduate assistant academic counselor for a
little over a year before she was hired full time
as Assistant Director of Academic Support and in the summer of
2004 she was Director of Academics.
A two-time all-American in the heptathlon as a member of Arkansas’ perennial
championship track & field team, Brown has made an impact with the University
of Arkansas since the day she set foot on campus in the fall of 1998. During
her competition days, Brown was one of just a select few to ever earn more
than 5,700 points in the heptathlon. She won two Southeastern Conference Championships
and still holds five Lady Razorback school records in the pentathlon and heptathlon
Since retiring from competitive track in 2003, Brown focused her attention
to the classroom as a member of Arkansas’ academic staff. In that capacity
she worked with Arkansas’ basketball team and assisted its athletes to
their highest grade point average ever when the squad earned a 3.30 cumulative
GPA in the spring of 2004.
Following her full-tim e appointment, Brown splits time between
the academic center and as an assistant for the CHAMPS/Lifeskills program.
Brown earned her Master’s degree in sport management in December of 2004.
She is the daughter of Darrell and Angela Brown and is engaged to former Razorback
football player Marcus Campbell. She has two brothers, Darrell Jr. and Derek
and a nephew, Bryce.