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Finalists for Director of Athletics to Visit WSSU


After reviewing over sixty applications and conducting initial interviews, a search committee has narrowed the pool for Winston-Salem State University’s next Director of Athletics to three candidates.

The candidates are:

Paula L. Jackson


Paula L. Jackson, Ph.D
Assoc. Director of Athletics and Senior Women Administrator
Hampton University 
Hampton, VA
John D. Lewis


John D. Lewis
Director of Athletics
Bluefield State College
Bluefield, WV
Enzley Mitchell IV


Enzley Mitchell IV, Ph.D.
Sports Management Department Chair
Bethel College and Former Athletic Director
Mishawaka, IN


Reporting directly to the Chancellor, this position leads and administers all aspects of oversight, development, management, coordination and supervision of a competitive Division II intercollegiate athletics department with eleven sports programs, over 40 coaches and support staff, and approximately 275 student-athletes.  This position is the senior most strategic leader of the athletic department and serves as the University's principal representative in the field of intercollegiate athletics.

Search Committee

  • Lester Arnold, Human Resources
  • Cynthia Williams Brown, Health, P.E. and Sports Studies
  • Victor Bruinton, Winston-Salem State National Alumni Association
  • Brittany Carpenter, Winston-Salem State Student
  • Jay Davis, Integrated Marketing Communications                       
  • James Dubose, Department of Athletics


  • Cornelius Graves, Government Relations
  • Janeya Laws, Winston-Salem State Student
  • Michael Magruder, Music
  • Wilbourne Rusere, Finance & Administration
  • Letitia Wall, Academic Affairs, Committee Chair
  • Harden “Butch” Wheeler, Winston-Salem State Athletics Hall of Fame

The candidates will visit WSSU starting on April 22, 2019. As part of the visit, each will give a one-hour formal campus presentation.


April 22, 2019 - John D. Lewis 
3:00 p.m.
DJR Campus Hall

April 24, 2019 - Enzley Mitchell, IV
3:30 p.m.
Thompson Center 207BC

April 29, 2019 - Paula L. Jackson
2:30 p.m.
Thompson Center 207C