ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union has named Caitlin Clark as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Administration, and Inclusion.
Under the supervision of the Interim Athletic Director and the Office of the Provost, this position is responsible for assisting the Athletic Director in providing visionary leadership, strategic direction, policy development and management of all programs, staff, and facilities while in compliance with the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association), the OAC (Ohio Athletic Conference) and the MCVL (Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League).
Clark will contribute to the day to day operations of an Athletic Department that is committed to the university's mission and strategic priorities, while promoting and demonstrating effective collaboration with the university's departments and programs to promote retention, graduation, and satisfaction of student-athletes.
She will also serve as the NCAA Compliance Officer, managing all aspects of NCAA and conference rules compliance for the Athletics Department which includes, but is not limited to: coach and department compliance education; annual student-athlete compliance orientation; monitoring of recruiting, playing and practice processes; development of training and compliance materials.
"I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to a department that has meant a lot to me personally and professionally over the years," commented Clark.
"Caitlin's experience both as a student-athlete and administratively at Mount Union makes her uniquely qualified to aid the department in this new role," stated Mike Parnell, interim athletic director. "This position fills some critical roles within the department and allows all of us to move forward."
Clark, who has spent the last two years as executive assistant to the president and board of trustees at Mount Union, is familiar with the athletic department at Mount Union as she played basketball for the Purple Raiders then spent a combined 11 years in two stints as an assistant women's basketball coach. She also spent three years working in the Kent State University athletic department as an academic advisor.
Clark earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mount Union in 2007 and has two master's degrees one in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania and one in Higher Education Administration from Kent State.
Clark will begin her new role on June 1.