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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 3, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College of New Jersey has named Charles Gordon the new Director of Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation. Gordon becomes the College’s sixth athletic director.

Gordon has over 35 years of experience in College athletics, most recently serving as the Director of Athletics and Assistant Dean of Students at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. During his tenure at American he directed the department’s move into a new 250,000-square-foot indoor sports facility, plus a 35-acre outdoor facility, as part of the AUC campus relocation.

“I am very much looking forward to working with Charles Gordon who brings a wealth of experience to our athletic programs,” said Ramapo College President Peter P. Mercer.
Gordon arrives on campus for his first day of work Monday, October 3.

“I look forward to joining the experienced group of coaches, administrators and support staff already working within the department,” said Gordon. “It will be great returning to a strong NCAA Division III athletic program and supporting the Ramapo student-athletes. I am particularly looking forward to the competition within the NJAC. I know those games will be highly competitive and exciting to watch.”

Gordon’s career prior to AUC includes directing the athletics and recreation programs at three NCAA Division III Colleges and Universities: Augustana College (2004-2008), Emory University (1990-2003), and Rhodes College (1985-1990). He has been tournament director and host athletic director for numerous NCAA National Championships and Regional Championships and is the founding president of the NCAA Division III Athletic Administrators Association.

Gordon earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University in 1974 before earning his Master of Arts in Physical Education in 1979.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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