Bowie State Athletic Director Resigns

By BSU Media Services
Updated: April 9, 2009

BOWIE, Md. — Bowie State University athletic director Derek Carter announced Thursday he is leaving to accept a position with Delaware State in early May.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed serving Bowie State and leading an athletic program that is founded on excellence, integrity and honesty,” stated Carter. “Our focus has been to develop successful teams that support the intellectual and athletic endeavors of our student athletes.”

Carter has served as Bowie State’s athletic director since July 2003. Recent Bowie State athletic achievements include:

– Two Time CIAA Bowling Champions, 2005-06.

– Two Time CIAA Softball Champions, 2007-08.

– Eastern Division Bowling Champions, 2006.

– Eastern Division Football Champions, 2005.

– Eastern Division Women’s Basketball, 2008-09.

– Women’s Outdoor Track CIAA Champions, 2006.

– Women’s Basketball Conference Runner-up, 2009.

– Bowling Conference Runner-up, 2009.

– Softball attended NCAA Regional, 2007-08.

“I hate to lose him but I understand that he has been interested in athletic administration on the Division I level for some time and this is an opportunity for him to use his experience and knowledge on a more intensive level,” stated Bowie State University President Mickey L. Burnim.

“We will miss him and wish him well.”

Amir Mohammadi, Delaware State University vice president of Finance and Administration and the chair of the University’s AD Search Committee, said Carter was the top choice among 65 candidates that DSU considered.

“He has a wealth of experience at Division I and Division II, and DSU is very fortunate to attract and hire an athletic director with such a wealth of experience,” Mr. Mohammadi said.

Carter will be replaced by Arlene Creek on an interim basis. Creek, currently senior woman administrator, has a long relationship with the university. She received her B.S. in health and physical education from Bowie State and her M.S. from Virginia Tech.

She has served in the athletic department for more than 30 years, including 18 years as Women’s Basketball head coach.