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NACDA Announces Staff Changes

July 19, 2018

Former NACDA Intern Profile: Adrien Harraway (Athletics Administration, September 2017)

NACDA Staff Profile: Katie Newman (Athletics Administration, March 2017)


CLEVELAND -- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced a pair of staff changes in advance of the 2018-19 academic year.

Adrien Harraway has been hired as the Director of the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation/Associate Executive Director – Affiliate Associations. In addition, Katie Newman will serve in a new role as Assistant Executive Director.

A former NACDA intern in 2002-03, Harraway will officially begin his duties in September. His responsibilities will include managing and fundraising for the McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation, of which he is also a former recipient, in addition to serving as the staff liaison for the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) and the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA).

“I would like to thank Bob Vecchione for the opportunity to join the NACDA family,” Harraway said. “As a past recipient of the McLendon Scholarship, I am honored to work with the Foundation and continue Mr. Cleary’s vision of creating opportunities for minorities in athletics administration. In addition, I am very excited to serve N4A and CABMA.”

Harraway comes to the national office after spending the last 13 years at the University of Virginia, most recently as the associate athletics director for student services. He was responsible for oversight and long-range planning for academic and life skills programming and services for student-athletes, hiring and training staff, evaluating the program and designing its content, developing and implementing policy, and developing and managing the budget.

Prior to Virginia, Harraway earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Arizona State in 2005, serving as the graduate assistant in academic support with the football program. A former football student-athlete, the Columbus, Ohio native earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2002.

Another former intern, Newman has served NACDA in a full-time capacity since 2008. In her new role, she will primarily be responsible for the planning and execution of annual events, including the NACDA Spring Symposium presented by IMG College and the NACDA & Affiliates Fall Forum.

In addition to continuing the management of the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA), an organization that just completed its 10th year of existence, Newman will also assist in securing sites for future NACDA & Affiliates Conventions.

“I am extremely appreciative and excited for this new opportunity,” Newman said. “NACDA continues to have a profound impact on our industry, and I look forward to continuing to work with my extraordinary teammates here in Cleveland to deliver premier professional development opportunities to enhance the lives and careers of administrators across the country.”

A former women’s basketball student-athlete, Newman earned her bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College in 2007.

About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 54th year, is the professional and educational Association for more than 15,700 college athletics administrators at more than 1,700 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 6,500 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 17 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.