A Blueprint for the Future: The Pathway Forward Committee has released its final report with recommendations on how the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (RLTAC) can meet its operational and funding needs. The Committee was created in April of 2022 to conduct a comprehensive review under the direction of Roxbury Community College (RCC) Interim President Jackie Jenkins-Scott.
“The Reggie is an important fixture in our community,” says Jenkins-Scott. “As we approach the Center’s 30th anniversary, now is the time to chart a path for a strong and vibrant future. The Committee’s report provides a framework for ensuring the Center continues to meet the growing needs of the public high school track community, RCC, and the community at large.”
The ten-member committee was led by Charlie Titus, Retired Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Special Programs for the University of Massachusetts Boston. “It has been an honor to lead the committee as we engaged in the important work of evaluating RLTAC operations and facility management. I am confident that executing the recommendations in the report will enhance the already stellar services offered through the Reggie Lewis Center” Titus said.
Other committee members include the following: Donna Harris-Lewis, Purpose Driven Non-Profit Board Leader, Organizational Development, COE; Linda Rowbotham, President of the MSTCA; Matt Carr, Director of Meet Operations/Indoor Track MSTCA; Brandy Cruthird, director of Strategic Partnerships at Madison Park High School; Albert Hale, Athletic Director at RCC; Dave Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Community Engagement at the Boston Celtics; Haven Ladd, principal at EY Parthenon; Mike Rubin, retired BPS headmaster and former EBHS basketball coach; and Vaughn Williams, Athletic Director at Bentley University.
The findings and recommendations in the report are based on the work of the sub committees, committee meetings, a site visit to the New Balance Track Facility, two public Listening Sessions, and facility reports from independent consultant Anser Advisory. The final report is available for download. Among the recommendations:
The RLTAC was established in 1995 by legislative mandate, after decades of advocacy by a state-wide coalition. Since the Center opened, the facility has hosted high school, MSTCA, and national track meets, including the US Track and Field Championships and the National High School Championships. Over the years the RTLAC has served as a gathering place for community events including RCC’s graduation ceremonies, political events, job fairs, and events for local seniors.