My name is Ronnie Simpson and I am the Operations Coordinator for the ARC and Maclellan Gym here at UTC. I grew up in West Louisville, KY and attended Western Kentucky University where I received my Masters in Recreation & Sport Administration with a concentration in Facility and Event Management and my Bachelors in Recreation Administration. I started my career in Campus Recreation as a Intramural Sports Official before being promoted to a Intramural Sports Supervisor at WKU. After visiting various campus recreation facilities for basketball regional tournaments and learning the unique aspects of each campus recreation facility, I knew that facility management and the opportunity to develop students for their professional careers was my passion. From there I continued pursing my career by working at the Recreation Center at WKU and at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. I am grateful for the opportunity to be apart of the UTC family.
I've always loved watching and playing sports especially basketball, football, baseball, and boxing. Since a kid I have been a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and the Dallas Cowboys. Growing up in Louisville, KY my idol has always been Muhammad Ali because of his courage and his 6 core principles: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality. My favorite quote is "If in my mind I can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it."