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Podcast | Collegiate Athletics and Esports

Higher Ed Advisor: exploring the future of collegiate athletics with Dr. Jeff Mallory

Welcome to Higher Ed Advisor, the Baker Tilly podcast series where we speak with higher education industry leaders from across the firm about practical and proactive guidance to help colleges and universities protect and enhance their value.

Our athletics-themed podcast series continues with an episode featuring Saint Vincent College’s Executive Vice President and COO, Dr. Jeff Mallory.

As a former student and professional athlete, SVC basketball coach, director of diversity and inclusion and director of campus and multicultural and student life, Jeff has unique insight into the student perspective, particularly around student athlete needs, goals and engagement.

Podcast highlights:

  • Impact of current fiscal challenges across the higher education industry on athletic programs
  • Infrastructure to help student athletes be successful at the collegiate level and develop skills to prepare for their future, and how SVC funds these resources
  • Trending increase in student athletes among the broader student population, and how athletics contributes to the institution’s brand
  • Importance of using data and being strategic in recruiting initiatives
  • Factors influencing competition among colleges to attract student athletes
  • Importance of diversity and inclusion and how some institutions are repositioning to attract more diverse students

Interested in more podcasts on collegiate athletics?

Meet this episode’s guest speaker:

Dr. Jeff Mallory, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Saint Vincent College

Learn more about Saint Vincent College

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