Dr. Donald Reed, a longtime senior athletic administrator at the University of Buffalo, has a huge task ahead as he assumes control as the new athletic director at Prairie View A&M University this summer.
Reed, 55, comes in at time where college athletics are unsure how to proceed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and unprecedented social unrest that have at times put student athletes smack in the middle.
Defender: How has your time at the University of Buffalo prepared you to take on the AD role at Prairie View?
Reed: “If the decision is to move forward then what we will do is proceed with caution and be vigilant in testing and continue to have testing protocols and all of the safe guards as far as the standard operation procedures that they have in place by the CDC and how to make sure you have a safe environment for those that are involved whether it’s student athletes, coaches, students on campus and administration.
Reed: “I’m honored, privileged and blessed to be the director of athletics at Prairie View A&M University.