Campbell receives new position after 28 years at Towson
No pictures are hanging on the walls of Robert Campbell’s new office, and his desk is nearly bare.
“I haven’t quite delved in yet,” Campbell says about moving into his new office.
As of Nov. 27, Campbell, a Towson alum, has been appointed as the new associate vice president of the Fiscal Planning and Services department at the University.
The former director of Towson’s Auxiliary Services Department has worked at the University for the last 28 years.
“It’s a very exciting time,” Campbell said.
Campbell graduated from Towson in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
From there he spent two years working in retail, then came back to Towson to work as the retail operations manager for the Rec Center in the Union, which was replaced by Paws.
Campbell said he enjoyed working there back when the Rec Room had arcade machines and a bowling alley.
“I would oversee the pool tables out there and then I would use them when the students were done with them,” Campbell said.
After six years of being the retail operations manager, Campbell was promoted to the assistant director of the University Union.
During his time as the assistant director, he oversaw the budgeting and managing of the retail operations at the Union.
Campbell was promoted again in 1994 to director of auxiliary services, a position he held for nearly 20 years.
As director, he was responsible for many of the dining services contracts on campus and many other services on an off campus.
Campbell said he would have the opportunity to improve the University and make changes that could affect the entire campus as associate vice president.
“I really want to serve the University in a broader capacity,” he said.
Campbell says it would be interesting to do important work behind the scenes.
His new position will allow him to work with the accounting, auditing and other financial services that occur on campus.
“It sits in the back of people’s minds that these things are important,” Campbell said.
Although he looks forward to his new position, Campbell said he has mixed feelings about leaving the union considering he had worked there for more than 20 years.
“I love the businesses and people at the Union,” he said. “I’m going to miss working with them the most.”
Campbell said he would continue to support the Auxiliary Services department until his replacement is found.