WAUKESHA, WIS.— Carroll University has received an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant. The two-year, $46,200 grant will provide salary and professional development for an intern in athletics to work as the assistant to the athletic director. It also will help enhance diversity and inclusion within the athletics administration staff.
"This grant provides a great opportunity for Carroll to expand our athletics staff for the next two years and to demonstrate the university's support to diversity on campus," said Douglas Hastad, Carroll president. "It will provide a transformational experience for the person who is selected for the position. The intern will gain administrative experience and make valuable connections while serving as a role model for Carroll students in athletics and across campus."
Duties for the assistant to the athletic director (AAD) include:
- Event management for the 20-sport intercollegiate program.
- Marketing and promotions on campus and in the greater Waukesha community.
- Gender and diversity promotion.
- Budget management and data reporting.
- Student-athlete and team eligibility monitoring.
- Practice and contest attendance, both home and away.
Joe Baker, director of intercollegiate athletics, will directly supervise the AAD intern while providing career mentoring and guidance. Kris Jacobsen, Carroll's head women's basketball coach and senior woman administrator, also will be a valuable mentor.
Baker said, "For me, a career in athletics has provided a lifetime of experiences and the opportunity to impact the lives of students throughout their educational journeys. It will be a privilege for me and for our athletics staff to provide mentorship and leadership through this program, generously funded by the NCAA in support of Division III athletics."
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