Vice President and Director of Athletics
Derrick L. Gragg, Ed.D., was named TU vice president and director of athletics on March 20, 2013, and began his tenure on April 29, 2013. Before coming to Tulsa, Gragg spent seven years as director of intercollegiate athletics at Eastern Michigan University, where he had been responsible for an intercollegiate athletic program with 21 teams, 560 student-athletes and 80 staff members.
Gragg’s experience covers more than 20 years spanning from college student-athlete to progressively advanced roles at the universities of Arkansas, Michigan, Missouri and Vanderbilt. He has served as a member of the NCAA’s Legislative Council and was recently named as a member of the American Athletic Conference’s Athletic Directors’ Executive Committee.
Gragg earned his bachelor’s degree in human development in 1992. He earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State University in 1999 and his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas in 2004.