Increase awareness of opportunities available at NAIA campuses. Embrace student-athletes as thought leaders to drive understanding of their interests, concerns and participation trends. Incorporate student-athletes’ perspectives into NAIA governance, regulatory policies and programming. Deliver on the promise of academic/athletics balance and high-quality competitive experiences. Develop student-athletes’ leadership capabilities and character.
Position leading campus directors of athletics and conference commissioners as experts in the affairs of intercollegiate athletics. Build on current professional development programming and mentoring networks of the NAIA Athletic Directors Association and Conference Commissioners Association. Support campus and conference athletics administrators with data models, analytics and resources/best practices on which to base sound decisions [...]
Engage chief executives in professional settings they know and value. Present information focused on the strategic importance of athletics in enrollment management and overall institutional financial strength. Offer opportunities for collaboration in student-athlete recruitment, retention and strategic growth of intercollegiate athletics. Provide individual access to information, best practices and real-world experts to help growing athletics [...]