Burke, Cioffi, Jonas, Pope and the 2003 cheerleaders to be honored this year.
The University of Central Florida named Todd Stansbury vice president and director of Athletics on Jan. 10, 2012. He officially began his duties at UCF on March 1, 2012.
Stansbury joined the Knights after serving as Executive Associate Athletic Director at Oregon State University, beginning in 2003. At Oregon State, Stansbury supervised business operations, including development and oversight of a $56 million budget, for an athletics program that includes 17 sports and more than 500 student-athletes.
The following is a snapshot of some of the program's achievements during Stansbury's tenure at Oregon State:
-- More than half of Oregon State's student-athletes boasted grade point averages of 3.0 or higher;
-- The Beavers' athletics annual fund grew by 155 percent since 2003, while ticket sales increased by 80 percent;
-- About $120 million in new athletics facilities were completed since 2004, and more than $40 million in facilities were on track for completion in Corvallis as Stansbury left for his new position at UCF.
Prior to his time at Oregon State, Stansbury served as director of athletics at East Tennessee State University from 2000-03. He was associate director of athletics at the University of Houston from 1997-2000. Stansbury also worked in the athletics department at Georgia Tech from 1988-1995. He also has experience in the classroom, teaching courses as an adjunct professor at Oregon State and Houston.
In 1995, Stansbury became international coordinator for the Institute for International Sport. He traveled around the world for 16 months to promote the 1997 World Scholar-Athlete Games.
In 1984, Stansbury received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, where he was a member of the football team. He was a third round draft choice for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders and later completed a M.S. in sports administration at Georgia State University in 1993.
Stansbury began his professional career as a banker in the asset-based lending division of Citizens and Southern National Bank in Atlanta before returning to the Georgia Tech as the academic counselor for football in 1988.
Stansbury is a native of Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Stansbury is married to the former Karen Hammond of Easley, S.C.. The couple's interest in the outdoors and travel has led to a number of adventures including trekking the Himalaya of Nepal, tracking the Mountain Gorilla in the Congo (Zaire) and sailing the Whitsunday Islands of Australia.