David Camps named Assistant VP for Sponsored Research & Programs

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – David C. Camps Sr. has joined the Campbell University Advancement team as the assistant vice president for sponsored research and programs.

In that role, Camps is responsible for grant research, writing, reporting, submission and interaction with key faculty, staff and grantors, with special emphasis on requests from federal and state agencies.

“We could not be more pleased to have David Camps join the Campbell university Advancement team as our new assistant vice president for sponsored research and programs,” said Britt Davis, vice president for advancement and assistant to the president. “He brings a wealth of experience with the federal funding process from both the granting agency and grantee perspective. We’re very excited to have him lead such a critical role as Campbell continues to expand in health sciences research.”

Camps joins Campbell from FDR, Inc., a personnel solutions company based in Fayetteville where he had been the vice president for operations and compliance since 2013. Previously, he directed sponsored research and programs at both Shaw University and Fayetteville State University, which experienced a 75 percent increase in proposal submissions and awards during his tenure there from 2007 to 2011.

“Sponsored research and programs helps to add to the body of knowledge within disciplines, assist in the development of policies, and can improve practices now and in the future,” Camps said.

Before entering higher education in 2007, Camps served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and retired as a lieutenant colonel. While in the Army, he worked for about five years in the Army Research Office/Laboratory at the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, as a senior military technology manager and later as program manager for the HBCU/MI basic research program and the youth science program.

Earlier in his career he was stationed at Fort Liberty, where he was chief of the Joint Special Operations Command’s programs, acquisition and budget branch from 1999 to 2001 and chief of the intelligence automation systems division from 1998 to 1999.

Camps was commissioned in the Army in 1984 as a second lieutenant after earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University. He also earned, in 1997, a Master of Science in Information Systems from George Mason University.

Camps began at Campbell on Jan. 4.