Clemson, SC-Katie Hill, the senior associate athletic director at the
University of Arkansas the last nine years, has been named a Senior
Associate Athletic Director at Clemson University. Hill worked at
the University of Arkansas for 14 years overall, including 10 years
in the athletic department. During her decade with the athletic
department she worked primarily with the department's financial
matters as well as handling special projects and other administrative
"We are delighted that Katie Hill will be joining the Clemson
family to help us work toward the goals established by President
(Jim) Barker to become a top 20 public university," said Clemson
Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips.
"Also, we're pleased to announce that Bill D'Andrea will be
adding new responsibilities as senior associate athletic director.
We believe these moves, along with the very good administrative team
on board, will allow us the opportunity to move with a sense of
urgency working toward the University's goal of One Clemson."
D'Andrea has been at Clemson for 17 years, the last 13
working as Director of Student-Athlete Enrichment. He took on added
duties as senior associate athletic director for the football and
men's basketball programs last fall.
The grade point average of Clemson student-athletes has risen from
2.30 to 2.85 in his previous 12 years supervising the activities of
Vickery Hall. Prior to that D'Andrea was an assistant football coach
at Clemson from 1986-89. Clemson had a 38-8-2 record, including four
bowl wins, during that time. D'Andrea earned his undergraduate
degree from Indiana State and has a master's in education from East
Hill first joined the University of Arkansas in 1988 when the
Razorback Scholarship Fund moved off campus to become the Razorback
Foundation, Inc. Hill performed an important start-up role in the
foundation, serving as its corporate treasurer and operation's
manager. In 1992 she moved to the athletic department to become
assistant athletic director for business.
In her nine years as senior associate director, Hill oversaw
business operations, budgeting and accounting, contracts, travel and
purchasing. During the last four years she devoted much of her
attention to the economic issues related to the expansion of Donald
W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. She also oversaw the financing and
development of Bud Walton Arena, the Baum Baseball Stadium and the
expansion of the Randal-Tyson Indoor Track Facility. The projects
combined totaled over $175 million. She also was responsible for
the administration of the ticket office and the athletic training
Hill has an undergraduate degree from the University of
Central Arkansas and a MBA from the University of Arkansas.
"We are deeply indebted to Katie for her 14 years of loyalty
and dedication to the Razorbacks," said Arkansas Athletic Director
Frank Broyles. "From her four years with the Razorback Foundation,
through her 10 years here in the athletic department, I have found
her to be one of the most competent and talented administrators I
have ever worked with. Her expertise has served the athletic
department's need for astute fiscal management in difficult economic
times and through several different facility construction projects."