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Pathway Program – Participants and Alumni

Since its inception in 1997, the Pathway Program (formerly the Fellows Program) has produced more than 100 alumni. Nearly 25 percent of the participants have gone on to become directors of athletics, while more than 60 percent have received promotions in their careers.

Current NCAA Pathway Program participants

Class of 2016

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Shonna Brown Executive Associate Commissioner America East Conference
Shauna Cobb Director, Academic and Membership Affairs NCAA
Catherine Corcoran Associate Director of Athletics Cabrini University
Marques Dantzler Director of Compliance Alabama A&M
Andy Fee Senior Associate Athletics Director, Development and Principal Gifts to Athletics UC Santa Barbara
Shaney Fink Director of Athletics Seattle University
Amy Foster Assistant Athletic Director for Business Seattle Pacific
Ken Halpin Director of Athletics Winthrop University
Karen Langston Associate Athletics Director, Advancement CSU Bakersfield
Michelle Manning Associate Director of Athletics for Finance and Administration/SWA Ithaca University
Padriac McMeel Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs Oakland University
Traci Murphy Associate Athletics Director/SWA Canisius College
Alicia Queally Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA Stetson University
Joshua Rebholz Senior Associate Athletics Director/External Relations UCLA
Jaime Seguin Deputy Athletics Director/SWA Boston College
Christian Spears Deputy Athletics Director Eastern Michigan
Christian Stryker Senior Associate Athletic Director Coker University
Beth Tiffany Associate Athletics Director Union College
Jermaine Truax Deputy Athletics Director Loyola Chicago
Jason Trufant Senior Associate Athletics Director Dowling College
Megan Valentine Assistant Athletics Director/SWA Fredonia University
Mattie White Associate Athletic Director for Academics Services and the Excellence Academy, SWA Indiana University
Jason Yaman Associate Commissioner for Media Relations Southern Conference

Graduates of NCAA Pathway Program

Class of 2015

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Megan Armbruster Franklin Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Drake University
Kevin Blue Director of Athletics University of California, Davis
Bernard Hill Senior Associate Athletic Director Auburn University
Angie Torain Deputy Athletics Director University of the Incarnate Word
Matthew Green Athletic Director Lincoln Memorial University
Tammy Ikerd Associate Athletics Director for Compliance/SWA Southern Nazarene University
Jenni Morrison Assistant to the Athletic Director for Business California University of Pennsylvania
Scott Young Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance University of Indianapolis
Tracey Hathaway Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Development University of Massachusetts Boston
Kathryn Kroupa Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations/SWA The Citadel University
Laura Mooney Director of Athletics Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Kelly Scafariello Associate Director of Athletics Salve Regina University

Class of 2014

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Melissa Dawson Executive Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Florida Atlantic University
Laura Clayton Assistant Athletics Director- Compliance University of West Georgia
William (Bill) Fell, Jr. Deputy Director of Physical Education & Athletics U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kevin Forde Director of Athletics Wheeling Jesuit University
Meredith Jenkins Executive Associate Athletic Director/SWA Auburn University
Machli Joseph Student Life Baruch College
Kelley Kish Associate Athletic Director/SWA, Compliance, Sport Administration & Internal Ops Nova Southeastern University
Jack McKiernan Director of Athletics Kean University
Jen Mercurio Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services/SWA Florida Institute of Technology
Shondell Reed Senior Associate Director of Athletics University of Washington
Amy Schafer Director of Athletics Thiel College
Tanya Vogel Senior Associate Athletics Director George Washington University

Class of 2013

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Sharon Brummell Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance/SWA Georgetown University
Eric Dejuan Hart Major Gift Officer Guilford College
Jeffrey C. Howard Managing Partner Gomez Howard Group
Kaitlyn McKittrick Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA Lafayette College
Dr. Anthony Grant Director of Athletics Metropolitan State University of Denver
Jaime Lee Lundgren Adjunct Professor Crown College
Kimberly Miller Associate Athletics Director for Internal Ops & Compliance/SWA Western State Colorado University
Heather Benning Executive Director Midwest Conference
Susan E. Fumagalli Associate Director of Athletics Gettysburg College
Lori Hendricks Director of Athletics Mount Holyoke College

Class of 2012

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Jessica Cherry Associate Athletic Director/SWA Colby College
Amy Crosbie Associate Athletic Director/SWA Weber State University
Amy Folan Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director The University of Texas
Shantey Hill Assistant Vice President and Senior Athletics Director St. Josephs College
William Orr Instructor of Sports Management Livingstone College
Tracee Passeggi Director California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Roderick Perry Director of Athletics IUPUI
Valerie Richardson Senior Associate Athletics Director for Programs University of Virginia
Bradley Taylor Assistant Director, Men’s Basketball NCAA
Jason Verdugo Director of Athletics Hamline University
Michelle Walsh Director of Athletics & Physical Education Vassar College
Julie Wengert Director of Academic Outreach Missouri Southern State University

Class of 2011

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Christyn Abaray Director of Athletics Lawrence University
Sherie Gordon Director of Athletics Albany State University
Avery Esdaile Athletic Director Boston Public School
Kimberly Johnson Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA Texas Christian University
Carmen Leeds Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations/SWA Emporia State University
Monica Love Associate Director of Athletics for Administration and Sports Services U.S. Military Academy
Diane O’Brien Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Melody Reifel Werner Title IX Coordinator Eastern Michigan University
Harry Stinson III Associate Athletic Director/Compliance Central State University
Alice Tym Associate Director of Athletics Bowdoin College
Peter Roby Director of Athletics Northeastern University
Kelly Mehrtens Managing Director The Trust, NFLPA

Graduates of NCAA Fellows Program

Class of 2009-10

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Linda Andrzjewski Athletic Director Wilmington University (Delaware)
Lisa Campos Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Northern Arizona University
Vicky Chun Vice President & Director of Athletics Colgate University
Derek Horne Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Alcorn State University
Kiki Jacobs Associate Director of Athletics Springfield College
Jim Sarra Director of Athletics University of Illinois Springfield
Tracy Scott Compliance Coordinator Morgan State University
Darryl Sims Director of Athletics University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Allison Tookes Professional DJ AKT Visions LLC
Marianne Vydra Deputy Athletic Director for Administration/SWA Oregon State University
Carla Wilson Director of Athletics University of Missouri, Kansas City

Class of 2007-08

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Megan Boone Director of Compliance Colorado State University
Wheeler Brown Director of Athletics Jackson State University
Ann Carr Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA & Student Athlete Services Mississippi State University
Julio Freire Deputy Athletics Director- External Affairs University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jennifer Kulics Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Kent State University
Carolyn O’Connell Assistant Director University of Illinois Chicago
Milton Overton Director of Athletics Florida A&M University
Karen Peters Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA University of Portland
Monica Severson Associate Representative Thrivent Financial
TJ Shelton Associate Athletic Director, Sports Administration Ohio State University
Tricia Turley Brandenburg Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA Towson University
Gerald Young Athletic Director Carleton College

Class of 2005-06

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Dr. M. Grace Calhoun Director of Athletics and Recreation University of Pennsylvania
Kevin G. Clark Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Temple University
Philip Grayson Assistant Athletics Director The Ohio State University
Jill LaPointe Deputy Athletic Director/SWA Providence College
Tracey Ranieri Director of Athletics/SWA State University College at Oneonta
Etienne Thomas Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations/Compliance/SWA North Carolina Central University
Tonia Walker Director of Athletics Winston-Salem State University

Class of 2003-04

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Amanda Ray Braun Athletic Director University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Megan Sobel Senior Associate Athletic Director for Varsity Sports Dartmouth College
Charles D. Guthrie Director of Athletics San Francisco State
Robert Tony O’Neal Senior Associate AD/Facilities & Strategic Initiatives Bethune-Cookman University
Jill Redmond Associate Commissioner/NCAA Compliance & Governance, Student Services Atlantic 10 Conference
Dr. Donald Raymond Reed Senior Associate AD for Athletic & Academic Performance University at Buffalo
Julie Ann Sandoval Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance Services California State University, Northridge

Class of 2001-02

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Gwen Lexow Former Title IX Officer/ Lecturer Bates College
Gloria Nevarez Senior Associate Commissioner/SWA Pac-12 Conference
Ralph Christopher Reynolds Director of Athletics Bradley University
John Robinson Jr. Former Deputy Athletics Director University of Houston
Faith Eileen Shearer Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Elon University
Corrinne Flora Wright Former Assistant Coach - Gymnastics University of Pennsylvania
James Roderick Wyatt Former Director of Human Relations University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Class of 1999-2000

Jacqueline McWilliams Commissioner  CIAA
Sean T. Frazier Director of Athletics Northern University of Illinois
Floyd Kerr Former Director of Athletics Morgan State University
Dell Robinson Intercollegiate Athletics Executive Consultant Spelman Johnson
Alecia Shields-Gadson Deputy Athletic Director/SWA Coppin State University
Kathleen Worthington Assistant to Dean University of Maryland, College Park

Class of 1997-98

Name Current Position Institution/Conference
Dr. James Brown Professor of Education - Behavior Science & Education Southern University at Shreveport
Damon Evans Executive Athletic Director University of Maryland College Park
Robert Minnix Senior Associate Athletics Director Washington State University
Robyn Sharp Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA Northern Arizona University
Paula Smith Deputy Athletic Director/SWA University of California, Irvine
Marcella Zalot Commissioner NAC

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For more information about the NCAA Pathway Program, please contact Leadership Development via ldevelopment@ncaa.org.