April 25, 2017
Kevin Phillipson, Professor with St. Andrews University, Joins NSCRO Board of Directors
Photo: NSCRO (Kevin Phillipson)
National Small College Rugb Organization (NSCRO) Release: April 25, 2017
Phillipson, a professor of business with St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC teaches business, marketing, entrepreneurship and technology. He also consults with business owners doing strategic business planning specializing in small companies that have made it to “year three”, reach somewhat of a plateau, and now are looking to move up to the next level by focusing on strategic planning, differentiation and product development.
Phillipson immigrated to the US in 1992 from South Africa. He has been a rugby player since the age of six, and as a coach and administrator since 1993. He is currently president of a rugby club that has U19 boys, women’s and men’s teams, in both 7’s and 15’s.
NSCRO President, Stephen Cohen, remarked that, “Kevin’s professional and rugby background and experience will be a valuable asset to NSCRO in various ways, including the areas of business planning and development, marketing, and player advancement, coach development and rugby ethos.”
About National Small College Rugby Organization
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.