July 17, 2002
EASTON, Pa. - George Bright, who has spent the past nine years as an assistant athletic director at Lafayette, has been promoted to associate director of athletics, it was announced Thursday by Lafayette Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon.
Bright's primary areas of responsibility at Lafayette have been general athletic administration, facilities and event management. He also oversees the college's athletic business and ticket operations and equipment management.
In his role with facilities management, Bright was an integral assistant in the extensive construction of Allan. P. Kirby Sports Center and in the installation of Rappolt Field, an Astroturf playing surface at Lafayette's Metzgar Athletic Campus. Bright also coordinates Lafayette's summer camps and preseason team camps as well as the logistics for internal support areas and the scheduling of outside events.
"George Bright was promoted as a result of the exemplary job he has done at Lafayette over his nine years of dedicated service." McCutcheon said. "He is an extremely valuable member of our team who brings significant experience and a distinct perspective that is focused on providing the highest quality experience for our student-athletes. We are extremely fortunate to have this caliber of professional at Lafayette."
In the summer of 2001, Bright was one of 24 athletic administrators selected nationally to participate in the inaugural class of the NCAA Leadership Institute. It is a 14-month comprehensive training program that helps provide ethnic minorities opportunities to advance within college sports administration. Bright will complete the program August 9.
Prior to arriving at Lafayette, Bright served as the ticket office manager at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg S.C. In 1990 Bright received a presidential appointment to be the executive director of the school's athletic booster club.
Bright is a 1986 graduate of Claflin Univeristy where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts. He later acquired a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from South Carolina State in 1993. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Leadership and Administration at East Stroudsburg University.
Currently, Bright is a member of the Easton Area School District school board and previously served on the Easton Planning Commission. A former chairman of the Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Commission, he has also served on the Board of Directors for the Easton Area Boys and Girls Club.
Bright, who was born and raised in Easton, lives on College Hill with his wife, Sharon, and their two children, George II and Tara.