Arkansas State University has announced the hire of Erin Campbell as director of basketball operations for the women’s program. Campbell joined the A-State staff after spending the last three years in the high school and junior high coaching ranks in Arkansas. Notably, she earned her masters of law in sports law and business from Arizona State’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in August 2018. While earning her law degree, Campbell served the women’s basketball and softball team as student assistant and video coordinator, respectively. She is now pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at Arkansas State. Campbell’s dissertation will investigate the educational experience of high-achieving academic students from low socioeconomic households. She will explore how those students are able to achieve success by looking through the lenses of social capital, economic resources, the intangible components of family cohesion, strong community mentors, and how culture influences their success. She also founded GOAT.ED, an organization that empowers all student-athletes to use sports as a vehicle to achieve success.