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

Guest Wren Baker & Tim McMurray
16:21 min watch


Directors of Athletics, Wren Baker of North Texas and Tim McMurray of Texas A&M-Commerce discuss the collaboration that allowed UNT to host a Division II football game featuring Commerce & Midwestern State. The two leaders discuss how a summer professional development meeting between athletics staffs proved to be beneficial for both departments. The conversation wraps on skills necessary to foster collaboration. Moderating the discussion is Rob Mallory, Director of Athletics at Kentucky Wesleyan.


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  • - Describe the circumstances that led to Texas A&M Commerce playing a football game at UNT’s stadium (McMurray)
  • - How much did your background in Division II play into your willingness to allow Texas A&M Commerce to use Apogee Field? (Baker)
  • - Why is collaboration so important within college athletics?
  • - What are the skills that make an effective collaborator?
  • - What do you do to foster collaboration amongst your staff?