Dr. Bradley L. Hewitt has served as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at
SIUE since August of 2002. His leadership and determination have brought SIUE
to the NCAA Division I level while maintaining the mission and values of the
University.The seventh director of athletics in the school’s history, Hewitt’s tenure
at SIUE has been marked with success on and of the field.
SIUE’s student-athletes have posted 22 consecutive semesters of a cumulative
grade point average of better than 3.0. High-level academics have been a
mainstay under Hewitt as SIUE has ranked among the top 10 nationally in
student-athlete graduation among public schools.
Under Hewitt’s leadership, SIUE athletics has thrived. During the 2016-17
season, SIUE surged to be among the top 100 nationally in the Learfield
Directors Cup thanks to NCAA appearances in women’s soccer, men’s soccer,
men’s indoor track and field, wrestling and women’s tennis.
Hewitt earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1981 from the University of
Central Missouri as well as a master’s degree in athletic administration in 1982.
Hewitt completed his Ph.D. in education specializing in leadership theory and
organizational competence at SIUC in 1994.