An experienced athletics administrator, Bruce Van De Velde serves a Director of Athletics for an NCAA Division 1A athletics program at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. In this position, he provides strategic and administrative leadership for all aspects of the program. Prior to joining Louisiana Tech, Bruce Van De Velde worked as Director of Development for the University of Missouri and as Director of Athletics for Iowa State University.
An active contributor to his field, Bruce Van De Velde maintains affiliations with a variety of professional organizations, including the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors, and the American Football Coaches Association.
During his tenre as an athletic director Mr. Van De Velde has earned several award and honors throughout the course of his career. These include the PRISM Award for Managerial Excellence, the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award, and the Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp Award at the 1997 Holiday Bowl.