Dr. Lisa Campos was hired in April 2012 as Northern Arizona’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. Since her arrival, Campos has guided the Lumberjacks to Back-to-Back Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup trophies; an award that recognizes the department’s overall excellence in competition and in the classroom. In 2013, NAU became the fourth institution to win multiple Presidents’ Cups, winning their second (first was 2005-06); and then followed it up during the 2013-14 school year.
NAU has captured 24 team conference championships during Campos’ time in Flagstaff, while nine teams have advanced to postseason competition. The Lumberjacks’ stellar athletic achievements have led to the men’s programs winning the Big Sky All-Sports Trophy three consecutive times from 2014-16. The women’s teams captured the trophy in 2014, and have been runners-up the last two years.
During the 2015-16 school year, the men’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams won their fifth straight title for each, while the women’s team captured the outdoor crown. Volleyball won the Big Sky Regular Season and Tournament Championship to earn its first NCAA appearance berth since 1999. Swimming & diving captured its third straight Western Athletic Conference Championship defeating its nearest competition by over 300 points.
Also in 2015-16, NAU finished with a 3.12 overall cumulative grade point average. Seven of 13 teams finished the 2015-16 academic year with a GPA of at least 3.00 led by the swimming and diving team, who recorded a 3.44 gpa. Four student-athletes received CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District honors, while Caleb Hoover picked up his second CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American First Team honoree. NAU had 118 total student-athletes earn All-Academic honors by the Big Sky and WAC. A total of 58 student-athletes earned their degrees during the 2015-16 academic year with a cumulative gpa of 3.20, while 184 Dean’s List honors were bestowed.
Campos and the Lumberjacks continue to give back to the community as Lumberjack student-athletes set a new record for community service hours with 5,428; beating last year’s mark of 5,327.
Dr. Campos currently sits on the prestigious NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee, a subcommittee of the new governance model. She also sits on the Board of Directors at NACWAA and for the local United Way of Northern Arizona.
At the time of her hire at NAU, Campos became one of 26 females and the youngest in the country to lead a Division I program, including 13 head athletic administrators at the Football Championship Subdivision level.
Campos took over the leadership of the Lumberjack Athletics Department after serving as the Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2006 to 2012.
Campos served as the sport administrator for several Miner sports programs and was also the primary administrator for compliance, CHAMPS/Life Skills, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and cheerleading. While at UTEP, Dr. Campos assisted with athletic facility enhancements and co-directed the planning and design of the $2.6 million Helen of Troy Softball Complex, which opened in September 2005.
In 2006, Campos was the NCAA liaison for the Self Study Report for NCAA Certification and continued to oversee all gender, minority equity, and student welfare strategic plans. In 2005, she created the Athletics Diversity Graduate Assistantship Program and served on the UTEP Women’s Resource Advisory Board.
Campos also served as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator and the Assistant Dean of Students within the UTEP Division of Student Affairs during her time in El Paso.
While at UTEP, Dr. Campos had the opportunity to serve on a number of NCAA Committees, including the NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet, the NCAA Rifle Committee, and chaired the NCAA Women’s Soccer Committee.
Dr. Campos holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at El Paso. She graduated from Colorado State University where she earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration and a master’s of science degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education.
Campos is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) and Flagstaff Leadership Program.
A native of Las Animas, Colo., Campos is married to Darren D’Attilio. They live in Flagstaff with their son, Christopher.