Fisk University has named alumna Valencia Jordan as its new Director of Athletics.

The new position is a homecoming for Jordan as she is a former volleyball star at the HBCU, playing from 1981 to 1982. 

“Being an AD is a dream come true for me,” said Jordan. “Coming full circle to Fisk is an honor. So much rich tradition here. Now it is time to make some new history. There are some great people here. I look forward to getting to work and making Fisk school athletes want to attend.”

Valencia Jordan is the new Fisk Director of Athletics. Credit: Scott Wallace / Wallace Media Group

Jordan replaces Corrinne Tarver, who had served as AD since March. Tarver was serving in a dual role as the Bulldogs gymnastics coach and the AD. 

Jordan is no stranger to serving in leadership roles in athletics.  At Tennessee State University (TSU), Jordan worked in various roles from 1989 to 2021. She was the volleyball coach from 1992 to 1994, assistant women’s basketball coach in 2000, and was promoted to head coach in 2001. She later went on to become the associate athletic director/senior woman administrator at TSU. 

Last November, Jordan was named special programs coordinator at Metropolitan Davidson County Parks Department before taking her new position as AD at Fisk. 

“I have heard nothing but good things about her,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kenny Anderson of Jordan. “She knows a lot of people, so it will be great for her to be our leader. The team is excited to have her on.”