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Pitt’s Lyke & Delaware’s Rawak: Organizational Planning as a New AD

Heather Lyke, Director of Athletics at Pittsburgh, and Chrissi Rawak, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Delaware speak on the essentials when assuming the CEO position at a new institution. Trust, communication, strategy, and personnel are just some of the topics addressed in this video.

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FBS Athletic Directors’ Compensation Survey

Ten economic, competitive and demographic takeaways and a simple observation for 2016-17 compensation of FBS Athletic Directors. Hard work.  Every day.

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Clemson’s Dan Radakovich on Leadership

Dan Radakovich, Director of Athletics at Clemson, speaks on positive leadership. In this wide ranging yet efficient discussion, Radakovich touches on transparency, social media, receiving feedback, change amidst resistance, and much more regarding his style of leading an organization.

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The Millennial AD: UC Davis’ Kevin Blue

In this interesting discussion, Kevin Blue, Director of Athletics at UC Davis, talks with Evanta's Katy Brown about distribution curves on excellence, differences in FCS and FBS, engaging younger alumni, and much more.

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Strategic Communication: Val Ackerman

On the topic of Strategic Communication, Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, discusses how effective communication plays a big part in bringing all stakeholders to a consensus. Ackerman gives praise to the presidents, athletics directors, coaches, and student-athletes, saying the success of the Big East is a comprehensive effort of all parties involved.

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Making Sense of College Coaching Contracts

The coaching business is not for the faint of heart. There is no other industry in the world where almost 20% of top-level leadership gets terminated on a yearly basis. While both universities and coaches should be optimistic about the ability to build a winning program, universities must enter their contract negotiations with the expectation that the coach’s tenure will end with termination or forced resignation, or a voluntary departure by the coach for “greener pastures.”