Olathe, Kan. - Career Athletes is excited to announce the 2011-2012 National Collegiate Advisory Board. Comprised of individuals with experience in the area of student-athlete development, life skills, and academic services, the board's mission is to advance innovative software, creative ideas, and university partnerships to ultimately progress career education and professional networking for current and former collegiate athletes.
"Essentially, we are progressing the student-athlete experience by the way career development is viewed and embraced in collegiate athletics," said DJ Washington, Vice President of Training and Development at Career Athletes.
"Student-athletes experience the pressure to win both in the classroom and in competition. Unfortunately, the same pressure is nonexistent when it comes to career-readiness - perhaps the most important thing," explained Washington. "During our economic downturn, this is a tremendous problem that we must address right now. Fortunately, we have gathered the most respected and forward-thinking athletic administrators around the country that are committed to finding the solution."
The National Collegiate Advisory Board Members Include:
Nate Althouse, PhD - Penn State University - Academic Advisor/Career Development Coordinator
Ashlee Anderson - Boise State University - Director of Student-Athlete Development
Ashley Armstrong - University of California, Los Angeles - Director of Student-Athlete Development
Tierra Barber - Baylor University - Director of Student-Athlete Development
Tami Drummond - University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Assistant Director of Academic Support Services
Kim Lambert - University of Missouri - Assistant Athletics Director for Life Skills
Brandon Morris - Saint Louis University - Assistant Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services
Angie Seabeck - Kent State University - Director of Student-Athlete Development
Penny Semaia - University of Pittsburgh - Assistant Athletic Director of Student Life