Mike Alden

Mike Alden

Player Profile

Director of Athletics

University of Missouri

Courtesy of the University of Missouri

Leading Missouri through the evolving world of intercollegiate athletics is Director of Athletics, Mike Alden. Entering his 10th year as chief executive for the Mizzou Nation, Alden has taken a lead-by-example approach to his core principles of academic integrity, social responsibility and competitive excellence, and has guided Missouri's 20-sport program to one of its most successful all-around performances in school history. Entering his 23rd year as an athletics administrator, Alden has grown from being a special assistant to the director of athletics at Arizona State University in 1985, to earning his first director of athletics role at Southwest Texas (now Texas State) in 1996.

Alden took over the Tiger program on July 16, 1998, and has led a department renaissance that has included facility upgrades for nearly every athletics program, a tripling of the department's annual operating budget, record-setting and Big 12 Conference-leading academic success and across-the-board athletics achievement like never seen before in Columbia. Prior to entering the athletics administration field, Alden was offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator (1982-84) at the University of Evansville. He moved on to the University of Pennsylvania (1984-85) and was an assistant offensive line coach and strength coach for Penn's 1984 Ivy League championship team. Alden earned a master's degree in educational administration/supervision from Arizona State University.

He holds two degrees from the University of Evansville, where he was a starting member of the football team -- a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. In 2001, Alden was recognized by Evansville with the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award.

Alden holds strong ties to central Missouri. His family tree has been rooted on his family farm in Williamsburg, Mo., some 30 miles east of Columbia. His mother lives in Williamsburg, while his brother lives in Lamar, Mo., and several relatives reside in and around Kansas City.

A native of Chicago, Alden attended West Chicago Community High. He serves on the NCAA Woman of the Year Committee and is on the Big 12 Conference Committee for Officiating and Sportsmanship. He was recently tapped into the QEBH Honorary Society at Missouri after being named the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletics Director Award Recipient in 2004.

He and his wife, Roxanne (Rockie), have a son, Jake (12).

Division I

2014-15 Division I Standings - 1/15

Institution Pts
1. Stanford 545.00
2. UCLA 497.50

North Carolina

4. Penn State 383.00
5. Michigan State 348.00
6. Florida State 345.00
7. Washington 322.00
8. Wsiconsin 321.00
9. Virginia 303.00



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Division II

2014-15 Division II Standings - 12/24

Institution Pts
1. Grand Valley State 373.00
2. LIU Post 319.00
3. Colorado School of Mines


4. Colorado Mesa 255.00
5. Saint Leo 242.00
6. Minnesota Duluth 219.00
7. Wingate 218.00
8. Western Washington 202.50
9. Stonehill 187.00
10. Augustana (SD) 185.00

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Division III

2014-15 Division III Standings - 12/24

Institution Pts
1. MIT 313.50
2. Williams 307.00
3. Christopher Newport 298.00
4. Johns Hopkins 284.00
5. Tufts 260.50
6. Calvin 255.00
7. Amherst 249.00
7. Washington (St. Louis) 249.00
9. Emory


9. Mount Union 230.00

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2014-15 NAIA Standings - 12/24

Institution Pts
1. Southern Oregon 297.00
2. Lindsey Wilson 277.00
3. Cal State San Marcos 222.00

Olivet Nazarene

5. Carroll 209.00
6. Indiana Wesleyan 195.50

Texas Brownsville


8. British Columbia 173.50
9. Northwestern Ohio 173.00
10. The Master's 172.00

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