UTEP Athletics Announces Staff Changes
Aug. 10, 2012
EL PASO, TEXAS - UTEP Director of Athletics Bob Stull announced on Friday that Julie Levesque and Chris Park have been added to the athletics staff, and Daniel Veale has been elevated to Director of Marketing and Promotions. Levesque will serve as Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator, and Park will serve as Associate Athletic Director for Development and External Operations.
"We're pleased to bring Julie and Chris into the UTEP family," Stull said. "Both bring a wide array of experience and skills that we believe will enhance our athletic department. Daniel has been with us for several years, and his skill set makes him a perfect fit for the marketing position. He understands the UTEP and El Paso markets and is well-versed in social media, a major component of the job."
Levesque comes to El Paso from California Institute of Technology, where she worked in numerous capacities from 1997-2012. She was Assistant Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator, and spent one year as Interim Director of Athletics (2010-11). Levesque was also the head coach of the Beaver men's soccer (1997-2000) and men's & women's track and field teams (1997-2012). Levesque's duties at Caltech were wide range, including serving as administrator for 17 sports, assisting the Director of Athletics in long-range planning for the department, and acting as the department's NCAA Compliance Coordinator.
She earned her bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University in 1994, and added a Masters of Science in Human Movement and Sport from Cal Poly in 1997. She was an All-American heptathlete at Cal Poly and a member of back-to-back (1990-91) Division II national championship teams. She and her husband, Damien, have three sons, Grant, Garrett and Owen.
Park makes his way to the Sun City after five years at Texas State, where he was Assistant Athletic Director for Development. A member of the Bobcats' senior staff, he was responsible for fundraising and corporate trade contracts, including the courtesy car program. Park previously spent two and a half years at Sam Houston State, working as Athletic Development and Marketing Coordinator (2004-05) and External Operations Coordinator (2005-06). He also worked in the marketing and media relations departments at his alma mater, Texas A&M, after starting his career as a marketing intern at TCU.
A Fort Worth native, Park graduated from Texas A&M's Lowry Mays School of Business in 2002. He also earned a master's degree in College of Education and Human Development from Texas A&M in 2004. Park and his wife, Anna, have a son, Matthew.
Veale has been a member of the UTEP athletic staff for the last three years, working as a marketing and promotions assistant (2009-11) and assistant director of athletic development (2011-12). He served as marketing coordinator for the 2011 Conference USA Basketball Championships in El Paso, created and introduced all social media to UTEP Athletics and spearheaded efforts to increase student participation at all Miner athletic events. He was also co-chair of the Minerpalooza, Homecoming and Welcome Back Week events.
The El Paso native earned his Masters of Business Administration from UTEP in 2011. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. He was a four-year member of the Mustang swimming and diving team (2005-09) and team captain his senior year. Veale interned in the SMU marketing department in the summer of 2009.