B MacrissBill Macriss

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Bill Macriss serves as the Chief of Strategic Initiatives in the Division of Student Affairs. Bill has worked at Sacramento State for more than two decades in numerous roles, serving in the Department of Athletics from 1996-2017. As the Director of Athletics (2014-17), Bill helped the program see nearly $5 million in facility and equipment enhancements. Under his direction, Athletics also saw a 55 percent increase in contribution dollars and a 136 percent increase in Hornet Club members.

 His continued work with the Sacramento Sports Commission has helped Sacramento State serve as host to numerous high school and collegiate championship events (including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Subregionals at the Golden 1 Center in March of 2017) and elite national competitions (including two Olympic Trials for Track & Field).

Bill earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He and his wife, Holly, are the parents of two children – John Robert and Samantha.