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Presidential Perspectives: Minnesota’s Kaler, Wofford’s Samrat & Bryant’s Machtley

Presidents Ron Machtley of Bryant, Eric Kaler of Minnesota, and Nayef Samhat of Wofford join DHR Executive Search veteran Glenn Sugiyama on a panel covering many facets & challenges of the college athletics.

Fostering A Culture Of Collaboration: UNT’s Baker & TAMU-Commerce’s McMurray

Directors of Athletics, Wren Baker of North Texas and Tim McMurray of Texas A&M-Commerce discuss collaboration in college athletics.

Making Change Stick: Cincinnati’s Michelle Clark Heard

Stop for a second and consider the changes you have experienced – were they the result of revolution or evolution? Incremental growth is how the majority of changes happen – and it does not happen by mistake.

A Data Driven Mindset With Ticketmaster’s Kat Frederick

AthleticDirectorU visits the SoCal headquarters of Ticketmaster for a conversation with Chief Marketing Officer, Kat Frederick. Frederick, a self-proclaimed data & analytics nerd, talks about the importance of using data to enhance a one-on-one conversation with individual customers.

Deputy Leadership: Miami (FL)’s Strawley & Georgia Southern’s Sweany

Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, moderates a conversation on the role of a Deputy AD,  featuring Jenn Strawley of Miami (FL) and Lisa Sweany of Georgia Southern.

Sinclair And FloSports Poised To Reshape College Sports Content Distribution

While neither Stadium nor FloSports have purchased anything close to Tier 1 rights from a 'Power 5' conference, opinion leaders in the space think it is only a matter of time before one of the big properties gambles on a non-traditional form of distribution.

Leadership In The Digital Age With Blake James of Miami (FL)

Blake James, Director of Athletics at Miam (FL), chats with Jim Cavale of INFLCR during on leadership and the importance of investing in digital media.

Inside The NCAA Committee On Infractions With Carol Cartwright

NCAA Committee on Infractions and Knight Commission member, plus longtime higher education leader, Carol Cartwright, provides insights on the personnel makeup of the COI, avoiding groupthink, the challenge of separating the human element when reviewing cases and much more.

South Carolina’s Ray Tanner: Being An AD Is Hard, Being A Head Coach Is Harder

Ray Tanner, Athletics Director at University of South Carolina chats with AthleticDirectorU on a number of topics related to the differences between leading an athletics department and being a head coach. Tanner also reflects on his tenure as an AD and what he can improve on moving forward.

Navigating Through Industry Change: USF’s Kelly & Rutgers’ Hobbs

Directors of Athletics Michael Kelly of USF and Pat Hobbs of Rutgers, sit down with AthleticDirectorU on the topic of dealing with constant change in college athletics. Matt Banker, Associate AD for Compliance at Louisville, moderates the conversation.

Impacting Others Through Trust: UCLA’s Inouye-Perez

UCLA Softball Head Coach, Kelly Inouye-Perez, visits with AthleticDirectorU to discuss a variety of topics regarding her position as the leader of a highly-successful softball program.

Academic Services Plays A Critical Role In The Experience Of First-Year Student-Athletes

Evolving from academic advising offices, contemporary academic advisors do much more than help student-athletes maintain eligibility. Academic advisors and other support services personnel also play a crucial role in the overall development of the student-athlete experience in various areas.

Leading At The Highest Level: Texas’ Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte, Vice President & Director of Athletics at Texas, chats with Daniel Parker, Vice President & Managing Director of Sports at Parker Executive Search. The discussion touches on pressures of working at a high-profile institution, traits of the best ADs & more.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: George Washington’s Jamion Christian

Jamion Christian, Men’s Basketball Head Coach at George Washington University, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. The two discuss Christian’s thoughts on why he doesn't have team captains.

Enhancing The Customer Experience With Jared Smith Of Ticketmaster

Jared Smith, President at Ticketmaster, visits AthleticDirectorU to discuss a number of topics ranging from leadership to the customer experience. Smith expresses excitement about the growth of the ticket and entertainment industry, specifically the introduction of the digital ticket.

Leveraging Social Media As A Student-Athlete: Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham

Former Auburn football student-athlete Jarrett Stidham sits with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss his social media education as a Tiger & how he intends to leverage his brand in the professional ranks.

Tim Duncan: Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

There is no better institution positioned to seize the moment and start something great than the University of New Orleans.

Life & Leadership: TCU’s Donati With Tailgate Guys’ Duffey

TCU Director of Athletics, Jeremiah Donati and Parker Duffey, President & CEO of Tailgate Guys, sit down for AthleticDirectorU to discuss life and leadership.

Being Strategic in Quiet Times: Green Bay’s Charles Guthrie

Seldom in the high-pressure, fast-paced world of intercollegiate athletics do we find ourselves in a quiet period, a period that not only allows for, but arguably invites reflection, learning, relationship building, depth, and uninterrupted attention to detail.

Best Practices For Navigating An NCAA Crisis: Ole Miss’ Bjork

In an accompanying piece to his 'Leading Through A Crisis' conversation, Bjork discusses some of the lessons and best practices other Athletics Directors could employ during an NCAA crisis.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Penn State’s Guy Gadowsky

Guy Gadowsky, Men’s Hockey Head Coach at Penn State, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. The two discuss Gadowsky’s thoughts on developing culture. Gadowsky has found success at a number of different institutions by following the simple phrase, “enjoy what you do.”

Growth As A Leader: Florida’s Scott Stricklin With Baylor’s Felecia Mulkey

Florida Director of Athletics, Scott Stricklin, and Baylor’s Associate AD and Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach Felecia Mulkey visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss evolution as a leader.

Experts’ Roundtable: Key Fundraising Topics

In the latest edition of the Experts' Roundtable series, AthleticDirectorU chats with a three athletic development professionals on a few key topics related to fundraising in college athletics.

Did The Pac-12 Need A Strategic Partner In 2012? Part II

If you read Part I of this series, you know that I’m building a model to judge the net present value of the 2012 decision for Larry Scott and the Pac-12 to not bring on a strategic partner for the Pac-12 Networks. Crucially, I’m judging this decision based on the time value of money.