Christopher Sampson on the Phoenix

by Office of the Chancellor | February 12, 2010

Christopher Sampson, communications director

“I think it’s interesting that 40 years ago we were the first school in the country to choose the Phoenix as a nickname. The singular mascot — only one phoenix lives at a time, according to mythology — was also unusual, but the idea was to symbolize the closeness of the team, university and community. It’s a unique mascot for a unique school.”

-Christopher Sampson, communications director