Dr. R. Kevin Marbury is the interim vice president for student life and recently served as the Director of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Oregon from 2012-16. Kevin previously served as a vice president for student affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville Florida in 1997. 

Kevin has a passion for mentoring students, campus recreation, and supporting students with wellness programs. During his professional career, Kevin has worked to support students in living active, balanced lives through opportunities such as PE classes, intramural sports, and the recently opened $50 million renovated and expanded Student Recreation Center—opened under Kevin's leadership. He has a wealth of experience and leadership in recreational programming and was determined to make our UO recreational programs and facilities a benchmark for universities across the country.

Kevin’s determination, hard work, and passion have played an important part in supporting Student Life goals and priorities. His leadership has positively influenced our staff and encouraged our students’ development both personally and professionally.

Professional Background

  • Director of Physical Education & Recreation, University of Oregon, 2012—2016
  • Director of Recreation & Wellness, Old Dominion University, 2001—2012
  • Founder, CEO of Marbury & Associates, 2000—2001
  • Co-Founder of Horizons Unlimited Academy, 1999
  • S.AF.E. Programs Manager, 1997—1998
  • Vice President for Student Affairs, Edward Waters College, 1997
  • Director of Planning, Research, & Assessment, 1996
  • Vice President for Student Affairs, Edward Waters College, 1993—1995
  • Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, & Recreation, University of North Texas, 1992—1993
  • Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, University of North Texas, 1989—1993
  • Associate Director of Recreational Sports, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985—1989
  • Graduate Assistant for Recreational Sports, North Texas State University, 1983—1985
  • Director of Intramurals & Recreation, Capital University, 1980—1983
  • Recreation Leader, City Recreation and Parks Department, 1978—1980

Educational Background

  • Ph D Higher Education Administration, University of North Texas, 1992
  • M S Recreation and Leisure Studies, North Texas State University, 1984
  • B A Biology and Physical Education, Earlham College, 1978

Accomplishments, Awards, and Service

  • MLK Award, 2016
  • Region II Merit Award, 2012
  • President, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, 2011—2012
  • Herman Williams Distinguished Leadership Award, 2008
  • National Service Award, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, 2007
  • Virginia Recreational Sports Association Award of merit, 2006
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators, Old Dominion University, 2005
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators, Old Dominion University, 2005
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, DNBK Martial Arts, Old Dominion University, 2002
  • The Extra Mile Award, Black Male College Explorers Program, Edward Waters College, 1995, 1994
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, Campus Ministry, Edward Waters College, 1993
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, Progressive Black Student Organization, University of North Texas, 1993
  • Intercultural Services Award, University of North Texas, 1992
  • Award of Thanks, Progressive Black Student Organization, University of North Texas, 1992
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, Black Student Alliance, Virginia Commonwealth University 1987, 1988
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, Phi Omicron Psi Fraternity Inc., Virginia Commonwealth University 1988
  • Outstanding Performance - SAAAC, Black Student Union, Capital University 1982
  • Outstanding Contributions Award, DNBK Martial Arts, Old Dominion University, 2002