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Assistant Athletic Director Graduates from NCAA Pathways Program

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Associate Athletic Director mentored by top minds in collegiate athletics.

Nova Southeastern University Associate Athletic Director/SWA, Compliance, Sport Admin. & Internal Ops Kelley Kish graduated from the NCAA Pathways Program at the 2015 NCAA Convention in Washington D.C.

“I am honored to be a graduate of the NCAA Pathway Program,” stated Kish. “The knowledge, access and growth really enhanced my values driven leadership and skills as an administrator at NSU and for the rest of my career. I would like to thank Mike Mominey for his support of me completing the program, as well as the NCAA Leadership Development team and our lead facilitator, Northeastern University Director of Athletics Peter Roby.”

The NCAA Pathway Program services all senior-level athletics administrators who wish to become director of athletics as their next career step. The program is designed to provide national exposure to the selected participants and facilitate the opportunity to obtain information and gain career guidance from the leadership of experienced intercollegiate athletics administrators nationwide.

Participants in the NCAA Pathways Program gain a better understanding of the role directors of athletics in all NCAA divisions, gain an in-depth look into the NCAA governance structure and be exposed to key intercollegiate athletics stakeholders throughout the country. Those selected are matched up with a director of athletics in the NCAA membership who will provide guidance and mentorship and paired with an NCAA member institution president/chancellor to participate in a one or two-day campus visit as they continue their current careers and pursue future aspirations.

“My mentors (Jud Damon at Flagler College and Dr. William McKinney at Valdosta State) and fellow cohort members also played an important role in the year long program,” said Kish. “This was an amazing opportunity and it will continue to shape the impact I have on our student-athletes, coaches, staff and institution moving forward and my career path as I aspire to be a Division II Director of Athletics.”

In a personal message, Damon was quoted, “I know some lucky university is going to have you as their director of athletics soon, and you are going to do a fantastic job. Your enthusiasm, positive demeanor, professionalism, knowledge… you are just a rising star and its been an honor to work with you.”

In a separate message, McKinney stated, “What you’ve shown me is that you have the patience, the persistence and above all, the absolute care for our student-athletes. You will be an asset wherever you go in this profession.”