Levester Tubbs
Levester Tubbs

Any new athletics program needs its supporters and former UMass Boston Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Levester Tubbs was definitely a key person behind the emergence of the UMass Boston varsity athletics program. From 1974-80, Tubbs worked extremely hard to establish a strong recreation program at the new Harbor Campus, a viable club sports program and ultimately an NCAA Division III athletics program, which became a reality in 1980. Tubbs was instrumental in building student life and student activities on campus, while expressing his vision, which led to what is now UMass Boston athletics. Without such a pioneer, leader and visionary administrator such as Tubbs, the ascension of athletics at UMass Boston surely would not have been as rapid.