NEW ORLEANS, LA — University of New Orleans recently announced the promotion of Kelvin Queliz to Associate Athletic Director (AD) for Marketing, Communications, and Digital. He will also continue his position as the sport administrator for the University's athletic team golf program, Privateers.
Queliz succeeded in turning New Orleans Athletic Communications Office into a digital-first department. He managed to push the Privateers' first regionally broadcasted cable TV show, Inside #NOLAsTeam, to the ESPN family with all New Orleans home contests being national features on ESPN+ from 2021 to 2022.
Through his partnership with Opendorse, Queliz also leads in helping student-athletes maximize their capabilities. There will be other soon-to-be-announced platforms for New Orleans student-athletes as well.
Before joining the University of New Orleans, Queliz has had experience as the Assistant AD at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Florida Tech, and the City College of New York to go with roles at Louisiana Tech, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the University of Delaware. He is also an active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the past nine years.
"He is a leader with a vision for the external areas of the department and has earned this opportunity by managing marketing, communications, creative and digital content areas at an extremely high level well before receiving this promotion." University of New Orleans Vice President of Athletics and Recreation Tim Duncan said.
"Our goal has always been to maximize exposure and I want to thank Tim Duncan for the trust in me to continue to lead the marketing, communications, and digital units," Queliz said.
In this new position, Queliz will continue leading the New Orleans athletic department's marketing, communications, and creative offices. He will also be responsible for various external marketing and publicity efforts with the department.
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