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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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Fire Up Flames: Garrett Klassy Takes Over at UIC

Growing up on a dairy farm, one might imagine the daily thoughts about one’s future would start at about the same time as the 5:30 am buzz of the alarm, as I pulled myself up, rolled up my sleeves and got to work. 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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Inside Vaughn Williams’ Decision to Return to Boston College

It’s a new day for me at Boston College, a school I’ve held near and dear to my heart since I stepped foot on campus in the Spring of 1998 as an athletics administrator, overseeing event operations and facilities. On football game days, which was a big part of the job, I was one...

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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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Four Factors of Strong Relationships: Athletic Directors & Presidents

This initial look into president and AD dynamics points toward a foundation upon which to build future relationships: trust and communication, alignment, respect for expertise, and formal and informal relationships. Leadership is a skill best honed through practice.