Dr. Steve Condon has been selected as the third president and chief executive officer of the United States Sports Academy.
Condon succeeds Dr. T.J. Rosandich, who served as the academy’s president and CEO for seven years and will retire at the end of 2022. Rosandich had informed the board of his intention to retire in 2021, at which time the board launched a nationwide search for his successor.
Condon has more than four decades of service to higher education institutions. He most recently served as the chancellor of Carolina University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. In his previous positions, which includes Huntington College, St. Thomas University, Reinhardt University and LeTourneau University, he demonstrated results with fundraising, enrollment, accreditation leadership and academic program excellence, both online and in hybrid formats.
He also served as a coach and athletic director at several of his previous posts and was elected to the NCAA Coaches Hall of Fame for his coaching golf at Huntington College.
“The United States Sports Academy stands alone in the field of sports and higher education,” Condon said. “The academy has great potential to expand its current reach and I think it is poised and ready to tackle a multitude of challenges across the higher education landscape. The academy offers a great product and its nine degree programs are something that people want and need. I think we have the potential for major growth and I can’t wait to get started.”
Condon earned his Ph.D. in education from the University of Mississippi and did his post-doctoral study work in education management at Harvard University. He also holds an education specialist degree from the University of Alabama, a master’s in curriculum design and development from Florida State University and a bachelor’s in education from Boston State College.
The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, is an independent, non-profit, accredited sports university. Its role is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports using modern technologies and traditional teaching methods.