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Collegiate Consulting Retained by Emporia State for Senior Assoc. AD

Emporia State University partnered with Collegiate Consulting to assist in the search for the next Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations.

The Hornets compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in NCAA Division II. Emporia State  Athletics offers 15 sports, including a highly competitive disc golf program. Athletic successes include historically competitive football and tennis programs.

Collegiate Consulting will focus its search on meeting the high standards of Emporia State’s athletic department, whose mission is “to take a holistic approach to preparing student-athletes for lifelong learning, rewarding careers and adaptive leaderships through academic and athletic opportunities.” Collegiate Consulting will also facilitate in-depth candidate sourcing/screenings, evaluations and all-encompassing professional reviews in its search for Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Relations.

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What's the Word

This year, fall student-athletes may find something hotter than the competition on the field: The actual temperature.

A newly released report by the Copernicus Climate Change Service verified that last month was the planet’s warmest August since the mid-20th century. With potential to affect cross-country, field hockey, football and soccer, coaches and staff are finding new obstacles in assuring athletes’ physical health and safe performances.

Even with the NCAA’s recommendations on hydration, college athletics have seen heat-related trauma (such as overheating, heat stroke, dehydration or even death) rise with the recent temperatures. According to the American Council on Science and Health, there have been 30 heat-related college football player deaths from 2000 to 2018.

Athletic departments have demonstrated both innovation and extreme caution in balancing health and preseason workouts, with more frequent and extended breaks, mandatory hydration schedules and venue changes for shade and turf temperature. If injury prevention relies on strength training and conditioning, heat injury prevention relies on safety and awareness.

Athletic Departments Look to Streamline for Success

Summer is a time for athletic departments to reflect on performances both on the field and off, while fall draws operational processes into focus.

As Collegiate Consulting continues to partner with institutions of varying size and conference competition level, we are excited to explore opportunities for each new and existing client. There are several moving pieces to research and analyze that give our university partners an expanded perspective for potential excellence.

We thrive on connection with our college athletic community and we seek to champion their notable actions and achievements.

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Managing Director
Russell Wright
Collegiate Consulting

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