[Event] What You Don’t Know Will Affect Your College Experience – Get In The Know

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Collegiate Academic Director, Author, Podcaster and researcher, Karen Weaver, discusses some important things every student should know before committing to any college. 

How do student athletes and families evaluate the health of a college athletic department? Find out what you should know, what to look for and what questions to ask when you are researching colleges.  

Dr. Karen Weaver studies the cross section of higher education and athletics, with particular focus on how colleges and universities use athletics to achieve strategic outcomes. She regularly consults with Presidents, Trustees and other senior leaders in higher education on how to create a successful, legal and ethically compliant intercollegiate athletics program on their campuses. She is deeply focused on the changing landscape of college sports, and contributes her voice to the national conversation via Forbes.com, Sports Business Journal, Change Magazine, and and her podcast, “Trustees and Presidents-Managing Intercollegiate Athletics”.

Karen is passionate about appropriate oversight, articulating the critical role college sports can play in the branding and growth of a college, with particular focus on those that face changing student demographics.

Karen has been interviewed by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun and National Public Radio, as well as others.

Her long career as a high level field hockey coach and an athletics director at distinctive institutions gives her a unique perspective on what ingredients make a successful athletics department. 

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