Doug Campbell Receives Prestigious White Hat Award From the Cowboy Joe Club

Oct. 23, 2014 LARAMIE, Wyo. - Doug Campbell of Saratoga, Wyo., was presented with the White Hat Award, the Cowboy Joe Club's most prestigious honor, this past Saturday at the Wyoming-San Jose State football game. Campbell, a long-time member of the Cowboy Joe Club and a University of Wyoming graduate, is only the 22nd recipient of the award in the organization's history.

The White Hat award is presented only on special occasions in recognition of an individual's outstanding support of UW Athletics and the Cowboy Joe Club. The recipient is presented a custom-made white Cowboy hat when honored.

Campbell was a unanimous selection for its most coveted award.

He was originally encouraged to join the Club's Board of Directors in 1982 by former UW Athletics Director and head football coach Paul Roach. For the past 32 years, Campbell has actively promoted the CJC.

"Doug Campbell has been one of our great Cowboy Joe Club members for years and has provided outstanding leadership as a board member and past president," said UW Athletics Director Tom Burman. "We can't thank Doug enough for his dedication to the Cowboy Joe Club and his passion for University of Wyoming Athletics. He is one of those rare individuals that you come across only a few times in your life."

Campbell earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree from UW in civil engineering. He and his wife, Kathleen, have been Cowboy season-ticket holders for 40 years.

In addition to being a past president of the Cowboy Joe Club Board, Campbell is currently a member of the Athletic Director's Council.

Campbell was joined on the field last Saturday by his wife, Kathleen, and sons Jason and Judd and their families. He dedicated this honor to his daughter, Kirsten, who recently passed away this fall.