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January 29, 2015
Ashford UniversityWhen faced with a massive transition in the workplace, most people see uncertainty and hurdles. But when change came calling for Meg Schebler, Athletic Director at Ashford University, she saw nothing but opportunity. Schebler began her tenure in 1998 when Ashford was Mount St. Clare College, a small Catholic liberal arts school. A few years later, during a period of financial difficulty, the school began to explore a variety of modifications and changed its name to The... more
January 29, 2015
Beyond an abundance of hand shaking, being the new athletic director on campus requires a strategy for quickly getting up to speed.By Dr. Sharon Beverly Sharon Beverly, PhD, became Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey on March 1, after serving as Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Vassar College for 10 years. She can be reached at: beverlys@tcnj.edu. One of the most exciting times in a person's... more
January 29, 2015
To boost department-wide pride as well as league competition, a Michigan high school conference has started a Board of Directors' Cup.By Rob White Rob White, CAA, is Athletic Director for Saline (Mich.) Area Schools and President of the Southeastern Conference. He was honored with the Region Six Athletic Director of the Year Award by the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 2013, and he can be reached at: whiter@salineschools.org. At a time when many conferences are... more
January 29, 2015
Whether you have a fleet of high-profile national championship coaches on your staff or a group of teachers doing their best to coach on the side, your job as athletic director is to mentor them. Six veterans provide advice.By Dennis Read Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at: dr@MomentumMedia.com. The problem was not unique. A first-year head coach was having trouble getting a couple of upperclassmen to buy into her ideas. The players were not doing... more
January 29, 2015
By collaborating with a nearby college, a high school athletic conference gave its student-athletes a unique opportunity to improve their leadership skills.By Jeff Roth Jeff Roth is Athletic Director at Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pa. He is also the Track and Field Chairperson for the Lancaster Lebanon League and a recipient of Athletic Director of the Year awards from the Lancaster Lebanon League, District III, and Region V. He can be reached at: jeff.roth@pennmanor.net. To help... more
January 29, 2015
There are many safety issues in athletics. Lowering the chance of accidents and injuries takes vigilance and constant supervision.By Dr. Richard P. Borkowski Richard P. Borkowski, EdD, CMAA, is a sport and recreation safety consultant and the former Director of Physical Education and Athletics at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa. His most recent book is Game Plan for Sport Safety, and he can be reached at: drbork@comcast.net. At all levels of athletics, administrators have a long... more

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