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Athletic Department Power Index: Mountain West Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the Mountain West Conference. The Athletic Department Power Index will evaluate the desirability of Athletic Director jobs in every Division I conference across the country.   It’s imperative to note the Athletic Department Power Index is not intended or developed

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Letter To My Former Self: UNLV’s Reed-Francois

The Scenic Route: Leadership Lessons for My Younger Self   Dear Desiree,   This feels slightly awkward, but first, let me say congratulations! I’m writing to you now from our desk in the Office of the Director of Athletics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While the destination may surprise you (I know right

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The Influence Of Search Firms In College Athletics

Making informed decisions during the hiring process is vital for any athletic department. To help with these decisions, universities often consult with the services of a search firm.   Growing in popularity in recent years, search firms assist with selecting coaches, athletic directors and other leadership positions. These firms generally act as a bridge between

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Athletic Department Power Index: Southeastern Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the Southeastern Conference. The Athletic Department Power Index will evaluate the desirability of Athletic Director jobs in every Division I conference across the country.   It’s imperative to note the Athletic Department Power Index is not intended or developed to

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Letter To My Former Self: NCAA’s Gragg

Always Pay The Price Derrick Gragg Director of Compliance & Operations University of Missouri   Dear Derrick,   As you contemplate your next move, I want to share a few things that will be helpful as you begin to navigate your journey that will hopefully lead to the Athletic Director’s chair.   First and foremost,

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Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: Georgia State’s Charlie Cobb

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Joe Hamilton, Director of Athletics at Colorado State University. Hamilton talks about the benefit of having a new on-campus stadium. CSU decided to build on-campus as opposed to renovating the existing stadium which was located four miles off-campus. Hamilton discusses how this decision and execution has brought a new energy on campus. The conversation also touches on his leadership influences, the importance of detaching every once in while, and who he follows on Twitter.