Mo Roberson to lead private university in NCAA DII Membership Process
IRVINE, Calif..—March 14, 2016--Concordia University Irvine (CUI) has named Mo Roberson as its new Director of Athletics effective . Prior to his appointment, Roberson had been serving as Interim Director of Athletics at Concordia since January 7, 2016. He joined the private non-profit liberal arts Christian Lutheran university in 2013 as Associate Athletic Director.
"Mo Roberson is a man of faith and vision who espouses and lives out Concordia's core values," Concordia President Kurt Krueger said. "As our new Athletic Director, Mo will help our students achieve academic and athletic excellence, while providing leadership toward our transition into the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II competition." This marks the second time Roberson helps a university transition to NCAA DII membership. Concordia, formerly with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), is in year two of the three-year membership process to transition into the NCAA DII.
During his tenure as Associate, and Interim Athletic Director at Concordia, Roberson was responsible for the department’s operations, planning, budget management, and personnel. “I look forward to getting to know all of our coaches, student-athletes, and administrators better and building on the work that God is doing at CUI,” Roberson said. “CUI wins national championships and I wanted to be part of an elite program like this. Concordia has many quality coaches and support staff and I consider it an honor to work alongside them.” Roberson was a key member of CUI’s leadership team that initiated the transition to NCAA DII. In his new role, he will have oversight of the renovation of athletic facilities, as well as oversee Concordia’s 20 men’s and women’s sports teams.
Before joining Concordia University Irvine, Roberson served in the Athletics Department at California Baptist University from 2001 to 2013 where he most recently served as Assistant Director of Athletics, Facilities and Sports Management. At CBU, he was a part of the leadership team that helped the university transition into NCAA DII membership.
Mo Roberson earned his Master of Science degree in sports management and his Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, both from California Baptist University. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA), and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA). He is a past member of the executive boards of the San Bernardino Pregnancy and Family Resource Center and the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame where he served as president. Roberson, a Riverside resident, serves at Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church in Riverside.