Christian Pope joined Milligan’s athletics staff as athletic director in August 2021, following the retirement of longtime athletics administrator Mark Fox.
Pope has 27 years of athletic administration experience and has spent the past 10 years as associate director of athletics at Campbell University in North Carolina. He has served in athletic leadership roles, including compliance, at Virginia Commonwealth University, Indiana University, Murray State University, University of Rhode Island, Chicago State University and Georgia Southern University.
Pope holds a master’s degree in athletic administration from Georgia Southern and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also attended the Sport Management Institute Executive Program at the University of Notre Dame and the University of South Carolina.