Brodderick Tucker Promoted to Executive Senior Associate AD at UAPB


PINE BLUFF, AR.— Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Robinson is pleased to announce the promotion of Brodderick Tucker as the Executive Senior Associate A.D. for Compliance & Student-Athlete Services for the Golden Lions.

Tucker will serve on the Golden Lion Athletic Director’s Cabinet, overseeing compliance, eligibility, the NILions Program, student-athlete services & student-athlete development. Tucker will also serve as sport administrator for the Women’s Basketball Program and Baseball Program.

“Tucker is such a valuable member of our staff, has steadily grown and expanded in his roles, and is someone who has truly earned this opportunity,” Robinson said.

Tucker joined UAPB in July 2021 as the Associate A.D. for Compliance; since then, he has transited the institution out of a seven-year NCAA suspension and enhanced compliance/academic policies and procedures to minimize future NCAA violations. Tucker was at the helm of creating the NILions Program and partnership with NOCAP sports to facilitate name, image & likeness opportunities for UAPB student-athletes. He organized Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives in the athletics department.

Before Tucker arrived at UAPB, Tucker spent seven years at Grambling State University in various roles, from Graduate Assistant for Compliance to Assistant A.D. for Academic Enhancement. During his tenure at Grambling St., the department saw increasing APR/GSR and career/internship opportunities for continuing and graduating students.

Tucker commented on his appointment, “I want to thank AD Robinson and the Senior Staff for giving me this opportunity. I am excited to be a part of an incredible athletic program.”

About the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty.

For more than 140 years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has worked to create an environment that inculcates learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students – a chance to advance.

The 15:1 student to teacher ratio makes it possible to maintain a learning environment with close interaction between students and faculty while challenging curricula encourage our students to seek and fulfill their potential.

You can excel in your chosen field of study through a curriculum of Certificate and Associates degree programs, more than thirty Undergraduate programs, Master’s degree programs and a Doctorate program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. You can also develop workplace readiness through internships, co-ops and fellowships in the U.S. and abroad.
Out-of-class experiences and student involvement include more than 90 student organizations, an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Band, Concert Bands, Wind Symphony, nationally recognized debate team, award-winning theater department and accomplished athletic program.
Though the main campus is in Pine Bluff, its reach is worldwide. UAPB has an extended campus in North Little Rock and offers as well as online courses. With the addition of the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), students can engage in information exchange with others anywhere in the world. There are also Research and Extension offices in Lonoke, Newport and Lake Village and collaborations with other colleges and universities in the State through the National Science Foundation funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy.

As the second oldest land-grant institution in the state of Arkansas, the mission of this No Excuse University remains the same – to provide a high quality, affordable education with a personal touch. We invite you to Become a Part of the Pride at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.