April 2022

Collegiate Consulting & Missouri Western Complete AD Search

After a 10-week search, Missouri Western State University named Andy Carter as the next Director of Athletics.

Collegiate Consulting received more than 50 applicants for the position, with MWSU conducting 11 interviews and bringing the three finalists on-campus this month.

Currently the Director of Athletics at Minot State University, Carter has more than 30 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics. He has previously served as AD for Missouri Baptist, Newberry, Armstrong State and Northwestern Oklahoma State.

MWSU’s President Elizabeth Kennedy commented, “We are excited having someone with Andy’s background, passion and experience joining the Griffon family. It was important for us to have our new AD on-campus prior to the end of the semester, and we were extremely pleased with the work of Collegiate Consulting. We had a deep an excellent candidate pool, Russell (Wright) and Chris (Dunn – chief of staff; search chair) had a well-organized search strategy that was seamlessly executed.”

Carter’s first day and introductory press conference will be on May 2.

Stonehill to Make Move to Division I with Aid from Collegiate Consulting

Earlier this month, Stonehill College received an invite to the Division I level from the Northeast Conference (NEC).

Collegiate Consulting partnered with Stonehill to assist in this process, and provided a report with analyses and recommendations to navigate a transition from Division II to Division I.

Stonehill competed and excelled in Division II in the Northeast-10 conference. Collegiate Consulting’s feasibility study measured both student-athlete academic and athletic success, as well as factors that would affect a divisional change.

Collegiate Consulting will continue to assist Stonehill with the transition over the next 14 months. The Skyhawks will play their first Division I season in 2022-23.

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What's The Word?

NCAA President Mark Emmert’s announcement that he is stepping down in June 2023 was the latest hammer strike on the mosaic of the current collegiate sports landscape. NIL developments, shifts in transfer protocols, movements toward sports gambling, conference realignments and a growing concern for mental health have left many institutions struggling to maintain a working model to adhere to the needs of their student-athletes.

With changes and challenges facing all divisions, the Collegiate Consulting team is constantly researching and educating ourselves and each other so we can aggregate and summarize the most up-to-date information and provide recommendations for best practices to our partners.

Where some see fracture, others see change; the evolution of collegiate athletics is a sea not easily navigated. Collegiate Consulting is dedicated to changing with the tides and offering the tools needed for athletic departments to excel and grow.

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Managing Director
Russell Wright
Collegiate Consulting

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