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Who You Are Versus What You Do: A Conversation With SAAC Student-Athletes

Division III SAAC Chair Megan Koch of Colorado College and DIII Representative to the NCAA Board of Governors Isaiah Swann of UT Dallas join ADU's Tai M. Brown at the 2023 NCAA Convention for a conversation about navigating the transition out of collegiate sport.

The Connective Role Of A Commissioner With The Big East’s Val Ackerman

Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman joins ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz at the 2022 Women Leaders Convention to discuss the ways a commissioner connects their member institutions and reflect on the evolving nature of leadership, including how the industry has changed for working moms.

More of A Great Thing: Expansion To 96 Teams In The NCAA Basketball Tournament

Following the release of the NCAA Division I Transformation Committee's report, Loyola Marymount Athletic Director Craig Pintens advocates for the expansion of the men's and women's basketball tournaments to 96 teams.

Intentionally Preparing For Leadership With UNCW’s Tiffany Tucker & Stanford’s Heather Owen

UNC Wilmington Deputy AD/SWA Tiffany Tucker and Stanford Deputy AD/SWA Heather M. Owen join ADU's Tai M. Brown at the 2022 Women Leaders Convention to talk about the intentionality of preparing for a leadership role through self-evaluation, peer review, purposeful breaks and strategic thinking.

Cultivating A Leadership Mindset With Maryland’s Colleen Sorem & Kansas City’s Ursula Gurney

Maryland Deputy AD Colleen Sorem and Kansas City Deputy AD/SWA Ursula Gurney sit down with ADU's Tai M. Brown at the 2022 Women Leaders Convention to discuss cultivating a leadership philosophy as a Deputy AD, channeling a growth mindset and implementing strategic thinking strategies.

Serving As A Stabilizing Force With Texas’ Chris Plonsky & MTSU’s Diane Turnham

Texas' Exec. Senior Assoc. AD/Chief of Staff Chris Plonsky and MTSU's Deputy AD/SWA Diane Turnham join ADU's Tai M. Brown at the Women Leaders Convention to look at the shifting landscape through the lens of longevity, offering the perspective of their combined 88 years in college athletics.

Leading A Historic Rivalry With Harvard’s Erin McDermott & Yale’s Vicky Chun

Harvard's John D. Nichols '53 Family Director of Athletics Erin McDermott and Yale's Thomas A. Beckett Director of Athletics Vicky Chun set their differences aside to join ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz at the Women Leaders Convention for a discussion about leading one of the country's oldest rivalries.

Creative Leadership In Times Of Change With UTSA’s Lisa Campos

UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos joins ADU's Tai M. Brown at the 2022 Women Leaders Convention in Kansas City for a conversation about creative thinking and how using one's intuition can enhance leadership in times of change.

Two Decades Of Culture Building With Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart

Kentucky Athletics Director and 2022 NFF John L. Toner Award recipient Mitch Barnhart sits down with ADU's Bryan Fischer at the 2022 SBJ Intercollegiate Athletics Forum to reflect on his decades in the industry and the importance of building culture as the foundation of departmental success.

Recruiting & Retaining At A Service Academy With Army’s Tricia Brandenburg and Navy’s Loretta Lamar

Army West Point Exec. Assoc. AD/SWA Tricia Brandenburg and Navy Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA Loretta Lamar go head to head with ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz at the annual Women Leader's Convention to discuss the intricacies of recruiting and retaining at a service academy.

Athletic Department Power Index: Colonial Athletic Association

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the Colonial Athletic Association. Dozens of sitting Athletic Directors and executive-level administrators who currently are, or could soon be, a CAA AD shared feedback.

Building A Personal Brand With Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson

Michigan Men's Basketball student-athlete Hunter Dickinson sits down with Advance Managing Partners Courtney Altemus and Luke Fedlam at the inaugural NIL Summit to discuss the "big bang" of NIL in its first year and how he's built an authentic personal brand.

What I Learned With Penn State’s Sandy Barbour, Southern Utah’s Debbie Corum & MIT’s Julie Soriero

ADU's Steph Garcia Cichosz hosts a panel of recently-retired female leaders, including Penn State's Sandy Barbour, Southern Utah's Debbie Corum and MIT's Julie Soriero, to reflect on their decades in college athletics and look to the future of the industry.

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.