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What Year One As An AD Is Really Like With Drexel’s Maisha Kelly

Drexel Director of Athletics Maisha Kelly sits down with ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz to celebrate her first year leading the Dragons. Kelly reflects on her early administrative wins and shares how she's adjusted to the pace of being an AD by establishing key organizational relationships.

Approaching NIL From A Business Perspective With Fordham’s Ed Kull

Fordham Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ed Kull joins ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz at the inaugural NIL Summit to discuss the first year of NIL from his perspective as a non-traditional AD and the resources and programming his department utilized to set Rams student-athletes up for NIL success.

Maintaining Organizational Stability With Kansas State’s Gene Taylor

Kansas State Director of Athletics Gene Taylor sits down with ADU's Tai M. Brown at the annual Women Leaders Convention in Kansas City for a conversation about the strategy behind his career path and the power of departmental brand stability.

Telling Your Story Through The Business Office With Georgetown’s Sharon Brummell & Yale’s GoEun Lee

Georgetown Exec. Sr. Assoc. AD for Business & Finance/SWA Sharon Brummell and Yale Senior Assoc. AD, Business Operations GoEun Lee join Michigan State Assoc. AD/Chief of Staff Epiphany Clark at the annual Women Leaders Convention to discuss how athletic departments can use data to tell their story.

The Push And Pull Of Leadership With LEARFIELD’s Kim Damron

LEARFIELD President for Digital & Technology Kim Damron joins ADU's Tai Brown at the annual Women Leaders Convention in Kansas City to discuss the push and pull of leadership, from a personal, professional and organizational perspective.

Reflecting On Year One Of NIL With Arkansas’ Terry Prentice

Arkansas Senior Associate AD for Athlete Brand Development and Inclusive Excellence Terry Prentice joins ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz at the inaugural NIL Summit to reflect on Year One of NIL, including how athletic departments can staff up for NIL, how NIL intertwines with DEI efforts and more.

The Power of Genuine Mentorships With Washington’s Jen Cohen And Shannon Kelly

Washington Director of Athletics Jen Cohen and Senior Associate AD for Advancement Shannon Kelly sit down with ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz at the 2022 Women Leaders National Convention to discuss their mentorship journey and how to utilize such relationships for leadership development.

Preparing Leaders Through NIL With North Texas’ Jessie Gardner

North Texas Executive Senior Associate AD for Leadership and Culture and SWA Jessie Gardner joins ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz at the inaugural NIL Summit to discuss how the Mean Green embraces NIL to "Build Champions and Prepare Leaders."

Inside The Mind Of An Athletics Director With Colgate’s Nicki Moore

Colgate University Vice President and Director of Athletics Nicki Moore joins AthleticDirectorU's Tai Brown at the 2022 Women Leaders National Convention in Kansas City to examine what exactly goes on in the mind of an athletics director.

The Transition From AD To Deputy AD With Iowa’s Beth Goetz

Iowa Deputy AD/COO Beth Goetz sits down with AthleticDirectorU at the 2022 Women Leaders National Convention to dig into her move from Ball State to Iowa, how her core values fit with Iowa's, her onboarding process, starting with a refreshed approach and more.

Texas Tech’s Amy Heard On The Changing Landscape Of NIL

Texas Tech Senior Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Engagement Amy Heard sits down with Advance Managing Partners Courtney Altemus and Luke Fedlam at the inaugural NIL Summit to discuss how TTU keeps stakeholders up to date on the ever-changing landscape, what's next for NIL and more.

The Growth Trends In Women’s Intercollegiate Wrestling

As sport sponsorship continues to rebound and expand, Baldwin Wallace Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences Steve Dittmore explores why women's wrestling has proven to be one of the most popular new sport programs added.

Translating Fundraising Skills To Athletic Department Leadership With College Of Charleston’s Matt Roberts

College of Charleston Director of Athletics Matt Roberts joins AthleticDirectorU's Tai M. Brown at the 2022 NACDA Convention to dig into how his fundraising experience at multiple institutions and other experiences prepared him to step into the AD chair.

Leadership Lessons From The Chair With UNCW’s Jimmy Bass

UNCW AD Jimmy Bass sits down with ADU as Bass concludes his final year leading the Seahawks to discuss how his expectations of the job differed from the reality of his first few years, fostering relationships with donors, adjusting as new CEOs come aboard, challenges in the chair and more.

The Transition To Administration With McNeese State’s Heath Schroyer

McNeese State AD Heath Schroyer chats with AthleticDirectorU's Tai M. Brown about his transition from Head Men's Basketball Coach to AD, the similarities between the two, how his skillset fit what the president was looking for, key priorities since taking over and more.

Navigating And Cultivating Relationships With Eastern Illinois’ Tom Michael

Eastern Illinois AD Tom Michael sits down with AthleticDirectorU's Steph Garcia Cichosz to dive deep into how Michael builds and sustains relationships with his president, peers, coaches and student-athletes.

College Athletic Redesign Opportunities

Amidst the bevy of change in intercollegiate athletics, part three of this white paper dives into how the future of the industry could look following an introduction of media rights revenue sharing.

Institutional Growth And Culture With Georgia State’s Charlie Cobb

Georgia State AD Charlie Cobb chats with AthleticDirectorU's Tai M. Brown to discuss being unique in a large market, instilling a team philosophy, the challenges he has faced at Georgia State and much more.

Driving Value With Montana’s Kent Haslam

Montana AD Kent Haslam joined AthleticDirectorU's Tai M. Brown at the 2022 NACDA Convention to discuss the Grizzlies unique value proposition, football's financial impact, communicating the value of athletics to the university mission and more.

A Continuous Focus On Growth With Hampton’s Eugene Marshall

Hampton AD Eugene Marshall joins AthleticDirectorU to discuss the Pirates' accomplishments over his tenure, institutional alignment and how athletics fits with the academic mission of HU, maximizing opportunities as Hampton enters the CAA and much more.

Mental Health Support And Balance With Portland’s Scott Leykam

Portland AD Scott Leykam sits down with AthleticDirectorU to dive into the Pilots' network of mental health providers and the logistics for organizing the network, how the pandemic served as an inflection point for his approach to staff and personal life, and much more.

Cultivating Psychologically Safe Team Environments

This qualitative study of a dozen female DI student-athletes dives into the factors that lead to fostering a safe team environment with four main themes - interpersonal relationships, consistency and accountability, fostering vulnerability, and athlete voice suppression.

The Path To The Chair With Toledo’s Bryan Blair

Toledo AD Bryan Blair sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss his path to becoming an AD, his preparation for the chair, alignment of his core values with UT, developing relationships with the department and his president and more.

Why Power 5 Conferences Should Split Media Rights Revenue With Football Athletes

Amidst the bevy of change in intercollegiate athletics, part two of this white paper examines the rationale for compensating Power 5 football student-athletes through revenue sharing.

Part III: Administrative Burnout, Exhaustion & Disengagement

AthleticDirectorU and Athlete Viewpoint surveyed thousands of college athletics administrators across the nation in the spring of 2022 for their views on professional burnout, exhaustion and disengagement.

Life In Leadership With Elon’s Dave Blank

Elon AD Dave Blank sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss key career inflection points and professional development, the leadership lessons he strives to pass along to his coaches and staff, helping young coaches and administrators understand balance and much more.

Leadership Through Institutional Pushback With Eastern Washington’s Lynn Hickey

Eastern Washington University AD Lynn Hickey joins AthleticDirectorU at the 2022 NACDA Convention to discuss her journey at Eastern Washington through the Athletics Review process, building the department back after getting their budget back, Hickey's core values and much more.

Communicating The Vision Of A New Facility With San Diego State’s John David Wicker

San Diego State AD John David Wicker sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss the new SnapDragon Stadium, marketing segmentation strategies, the impact the facility is already having for the Aztecs, the community's connection with the stadium and more.

Reflections On Leadership: Peter Roby

Former Northeastern AD and Dartmouth Interim AD Peter Roby joins AthleticDirectorU to dive into understanding and communicating the value of college athletics to the academic mission of the institution, his experiences at Dartmouth and serving on the Knight Commission and more.

Right People, Right Message, Right Time

AthleticDirectorU presents the most comprehensive analysis of college baseball program spending and return on investment over the last two decades.

An Analysis Of College Baseball Return On Investment

AthleticDirectorU presents the most comprehensive analysis of college baseball program spending and return on investment over the last two decades.

How To Increase Revenue Generation In FBS Autonomy Schools

Academics from Northern Colorado and Northwestern examine how facility, financial and success factors impact marketing-generated revenues.

Protecting Your Student Athletes: Live From The Inaugural NIL Summit

A panel of the industry's top-legal minds who have helped shape the rules of NIL during its first year of existence will give administrators key insights into guidance in protecting the best interests of student-athletes in their care.