Stephanie McDonald, a veteran college athletics administrator, joined the Southland Conference staff in June, 2007 as associate commissioner for institutional services.
Prior to joining the league’s staff, McDonald served as the assistant athletic director for student services at Southland member Stephen F. Austin State University. She directs the Southland’s compliance programs, including the application and interpretation of NCAA legislation.
McDonald also oversees the Southland’s involvement in the National Letter of Intent program, monitors the league’s collective effort within the NCAA Academic Performance Program, and administers the NCAA Coaches’ Certification Exam and NCAA Special Assistance Fund disbursements. She serves as the liaison to the league’s Compliance Committee and works daily with campus compliance directors and other senior-level administrators.
McDonald, a former three-year member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Academic Performance, the group that has developed the national Academic Performance Program, is now serving a four-year term on the Amateurism Cabinet.
McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Woman’s University in 1993, and completed her juris doctorate at the University of Texas Law School in 1996.
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