Paulson Named Assistant Director of Academic Affairs For Student-Athletes/Compliance Coordinator

June 1, 2009

BALTIMORE - Elise Paulson has been named the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs For Student-Athletes/Compliance Coordinator at Loyola College.

Paulson, a native of Illinois, previously worked at Utah Valley University as the Compliance Coordinator and Athletic Academic Advisor.

"I would like to thank (Assistant Director of Athletics) Bill Wnek and (Director of Academic Affairs for Student-Athletes) Colleen Campbell for this opportunity," Paulson said. "I am looking forward to working with the student-athletes and coaches at Loyola, and this is a tremendous opportunity."

At Loyola, the 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will work closely with Greyhound student-athletes and assist in the day-to-day workload of the compliance office.

At Utah Valley, Paulson certified the initial, continuing and transfer student-athlete eligibility for 15 intercollegiate athletics teams and monitored all progress toward degree requirements. She also collected all data and reported institutional Academic Progress Rate and Graduation Success Rate data.

She was responsible for the education of coaches, student-athletes, and athletic supporters about compliance and academic issues, and she also worked with student-athletes through the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Council and the CHAMPS program.

In addition to her compliance duties, Paulson was highly involved in academic advising, working with nearly 150 student-athletes, monitoring their coursework for progress toward degree requirements.

Paulson graduated from UIUC in December 2006 with her bachelor of science in leisure studies/sports management and a master of education in human resource development/organization development.

Prior to working at Utah Valley, Paulson was the Director of External Relations at OTG Sports Management and worked for the NFL's Chicago Bears and the AFL's Chicago Rush. As an undergraduate student, she worked for the Illinois football program and the I-Fund at the university.