Sarah Adams appointed AD / SWA Senior Partner
WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita State Director of Athletics Darron Boatright announced Friday that Sarah Adams has been appointed Associate Senior Director of Sports and Senior Women’s Administrator at Wichita State.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of Sarah to our department and management team,” said Boatright. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this particular role. Anytime you have the opportunity to hire a qualified person who was also a student-athlete, we feel very lucky. Sarah will join us at the end. of this month and I hope you have the opportunity to welcome him to Shocker Nation. “
Adams comes to the WSU from Eastern Washington University where she served as Assistant Director of Athletics / Senior Women’s Administrator from October 2018 to November 2019. She was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics in December 2019 and held this position until in June 2021.
At Wichita State, she will oversee compliance, academic support services and sports medicine departments, while leading the vision and goals of the departments and overseeing implementation strategies. She will be responsible for correspondence and institutional sports education and Title IX compliance, coordinating the annual gender equity plan for athletics and the opportunities plan for minorities and overseeing data collection. NCAA APR and GSR.
“I am grateful to Darron and his team for giving me this opportunity,” said Adams. “I am delighted to join Shocker Nation and start in Wichita.”
His responsibilities at EWU included facility oversight, compliance, academics, human resources, sports medicine, athletic performance, Title IX, policy development, budget management, and management of the trustee group. sportsmen. Adams has served as a sports administrator for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball.
In addition to her work within the department, she has been involved in the governance structure of the Big Sky Conference, serving on several committees and as the administrative liaison for women’s golf. Adams is currently serving a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee and participates in the NCAA Pathways program.
Prior to EWU, Adams worked at the University of Northern Colorado, where she served from 2014 to 2018 as an AD / SWA Associate. She also served as AD Assistant for Compliance and Student-Athlete Support Services and AD Assistant for Compliance during her tenure in northern Colorado, starting from the school in 2008.
While at UNC, Adams oversaw the internal operations of the department, including compliance, facilities and event management, sports medicine, athletic performance, and was the department’s liaison for academics. She has served as an athletic administrator for six sports – women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, volleyball, women’s basketball and wrestling, and previously oversaw cross country and track and field. As part of the athletic director’s executive staff, Adams has played a key role in the search committee and hiring numerous head coaches, assistant coaches and other staff. As the SWA at UNC, Adams monitored Title IX compliance, completed the EADA report annually, and served as the institution’s Deputy Title IX coordinator for athletics and served on the Equity Council. and diversity.
During Adams’ time at UNC, she developed and maintained a comprehensive NCAA compliance program and oversaw athlete financial assistance for all 19 athletic programs. Additionally, she has served on several Big Sky Conference committees, been a member of the Women Leaders Foundation Fund, NCAA Regional Rules Presenter, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County.
Prior to coming to northern Colorado, Adams was an AD Assistant for Compliance at the University of New Mexico, where she oversaw NCAA compliance for all 21 varsity sports. Prior to New Mexico, Adams was the Compliance Coordinator at Weber State University and worked as a Compliance and Governance Assistant at the Patriot League.
Adams received her undergraduate degree in Sports Management from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2001, where she also competed as a student-athlete on the women’s golf team. She obtained her Masters in Sports Administration from Xavier University in 2004.