The man who re-directed Winston-Salem State’s athletic department from a Divsion I transistion to Division II power is retiring. Donald J. Reaves will retire as WSSU’s chancellor effective Dec. 31, according to the school’s newspaper, The News Argus.
BREAKING NEWS: Chancellor Donald J. Reaves will be retiring effective Dec. 31 2014
— The News Argus (@thenewsargus) March 21, 2014
Reaves took over at WSSU in the summer of 2007, two years into the school’s attempt to move up to Division I. He announced in fall of 2009 that the school would scrap it’s D1 attempt and return to Divsion II rank, rejoining the CIAA.
Reaves retirement comes less than a month after the man he chose to run the athletic department, Bill Hayes, retired as well.
The school has won conference titles in football, basketball, baseball, track and field during Reaves’ tenure.