Brown Athletic Director Chris Humm to Retire

Brown University Athletic Director Christopher Humm announced that he will retire at the end of the calendar year. 

Humm has been at Brown for more than 32-years. 

Chris Humm PHOTO: LinkedIn

He released the following statement: 

Dear Colleagues and Friends: After 32-plus years at Brown University and over 40 years in Athletic Communications/Sports Information, I’ve decided to retire at the end of the calendar year.

I’ve had a wonderful run at Brown and have enjoyed every moment. The stats show that I’ve covered 319 consecutive Brown football games and never missed an Ivy League basketball game, covering 448 straight Ancient Eight men’s hoop contests (over 900 MBB games overall).

While I won’t miss the seven days a week grind from September to May, I’ll certainly miss my incredible staff and all of the wonderful people I’ve worked with throughout my career.

All good things come to an end. The 144 steps up to the press box at Brown Stadium don’t seem as daunting anymore and the late-night/ early-morning bus rides are a thing of the past.

I still have my health (I can hit a drive 250 yards – downwind, downhill and hard fairway) and am relatively young (65). I’m supported by a wonderful family, including grandkids, that has put up with me all these years.

Remember to always do the right thing when faced with a tough call. Thanks to all for your help, support and memories. Go Bruno.

Chris (The Hummer)

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