ELIZABETH CITY, NC- Dr. Angelia Nelson has been named Interim Athletics Director at Elizabeth City State University effective September 4, 2012. A national search is underway to fill the position on a permanent basis. Nelson
Nelson replaces Thurlis Little who had served in the position since 2006.
A former student-athlete for the Lady Vikings and a former Miss ECSU, Dr. Nelson returned to ECSU in 2010 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education and Assistant Athletic Director. She was named Chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education in the fall of 2011.
Dr. Nelson earned her B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education from ECSU. She went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Sports Management from Florida A&M University and earned a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Sports Administration.
Her other professional/teaching experiences include: Past member of UNC Task Force on Athletics and Academics; Adjunct Professor, West Chester University, Executive Director, Dawn Staley Foundation, Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Senior Women’s Administrator, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL .
She is also an experienced motivational speaker/author whose professional affiliations include Leadership, Inc., Toastmasters International, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Her book, “The Ghetto is Not My Final Destination,” was published in 2005.