Associate Director of Student Athletics
January 3, 2014
January 1, 2014
December 12, 2013
November 26, 2013
November 23, 2013
A veteran of the Vanderbilt Athletics Department, Colon serves as Associate Director of Athletics. Colon's responsibilities also include overseeing the Commodore baseball and women's bowling programs.
In 2014 the Commodore baseball team captured the College World Series, giving Vanderbilt its first NCAA team title in a men's sport.
In 2011, 2013 and 2014, Colon also directed Vanderbilt's hosting of the NCAA baseball regionals and super regionals. He was the team's official NCAA liaison at the 2011 and 2014 College World Series.
A 18-year veteran of the department, Colon administered women's track and field, men's and women's cross country, women's swimming program and baseball prior to the 2010-11 fiscal year when he was promoted to the current role.
Colon came to Vanderbilt in 1998 to organize and direct the CHAMPS/Lifeskills program on campus. As CHAMPS/Lifeskills director, Colon directed student-athletes into an expanded role in giving back to Nashville area community efforts, focusing on mentoring local inner-city elementary school students and greater involvement in Nashville-based non-profits. More than a decade later, the program continues as the primary community outreach arm of Vanderbilt Athletics.
Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Colon served two years as Assistant Director of Student Services and academic advisor at Kansas State.
Colon earned an undergraduate degree in communications at Iowa State. He later earned a master's in higher education at Toledo.
Colon is married to the former Terri Fortenberry. He has a son, DuBois.