Charles "Chuck" Barber (2022)
Barber was the 1993 Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference champion in the 400-meter hurdles and a 1994 qualifier for the NAIA Indoor National Championships in the long jump.
Following his collegiate career, Barber competed at home and abroad for the United States Army. He ran a 9.98 in the 100-meter race, the fastest time in the history of the Armed Forces at the time. He was inducted into the Military Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Barber also found success in his prep career at Bald Knob High School in Arkansas, setting the school record in the 300-meter hurdles, and winning conference titles in the 110-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay.
Barber is a veteran of the U.S. Army with deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. He holds a doctorate degree in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University, and other degrees in organizational leadership and business management from Columbia Southern University and Excelsior College.
He became the director of the diversity, equity, and inclusions programs from the U.S. Department of the Navy in 2021.