WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita State University Department of Athletics has announced a partnership with Atlanta-based Collegiate Consulting to assist with ticket sales and fan services. The announcement comes on the heels of an unprecedented year in which the Shockers recaptured the Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports trophy and Shocker Men’s Basketball made an amazing run to the Final Four. Collegiate Consulting will utilize its ticket sales expertise and advanced customer service approach to increase attendance and maximize ticket revenue for Wichita State.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Shocker Athletics and for our extraordinary fans,” stated John Brewer, Wichita State Associate AD for Marketing & Strategic Communications. “Collegiate Consulting has a remarkable reputation for providing outstanding customer service and developing new fans for all of their partners across the country.”
Collegiate Consulting will provide a Director of Ticket Sales as well as an Account Executive that will work from the WSU campus. The team will provide mini-plan, group and new season ticket sales for all ticketed Shocker sports.
The partnership with the Shockers is Collegiate Consulting’s 11th for ticket sales. The Collegiate Consulting family now includes Bowling Green State University, California State University Bakersfield, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Missouri State University, Oral Roberts University, Purdue University, Rice University, Siena College, Stetson University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
“We’re very excited to work with Wichita State to improve their game day experience,” said Collegiate Consulting Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services Jason Lai. “By reaching out to the community and surrounding areas, we aim to help share and cultivate the ‘Shocker Experience’ for all of their sport programs.
The partnership formally begins July 1, 2013 and lasts for three years.
About Collegiate Consulting: Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based consulting company focused exclusively on the collegiate marketplace. Featuring a team of experienced and proven individuals, Collegiate Consulting enables athletic departments and conferences to increase revenue, create efficiencies and maximize operations to succeed and prosper in a diverse climate. Collegiate Consulting was founded as a partnership with Strategic Marketing Affiliate in 2005. Since its inception, Collegiate Consulting has worked with over 300 institutions.
About the Wichita State Shockers: Wichita State University is a public, four-year, co-educational institution located in Wichita, Kan. Established in 1895 as Fairmount College, Wichita State is currently home to 14,893 students and an idyllic 330 acre campus. The Wichita State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is comprised of fifteen sport programs competing in the Missouri Valley Conference. Following unprecedented success in 2012-2013, Wichita State athletic teams earned a record 12 NCAA postseason tournament appearances and the Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports trophy for a conference-leading 19th time. Wichita State University Intercollegiate Athletics embraces diversity and is committed to providing an environment where student-athletes are able to become champions athletically, academically, and socially through the continued pursuit of six core values: excellence, vision, balance, equity, transparency and integrity.