Tiffani-Dawn Sykes is in her first year as assistant athletics director for compliance at Grambling State University.
Sykes returns to her alma mater after four years as the NCAA Eligibility Specialist for the Norfolk State University athletics department. In that capacity, she was responsible for evaluating degree audits and other academic records in an effort to ensure conformity with NCAA initial, transfer and continuing eligibility regulations. Additionally, Sykes assisted with APP, GSR and other NCAA academic reports.
In 2009, Sykes served as the interim assistant sports information director at GSU and as the sport management specialist at the CIAA in 2010.
While at Virginia Union, she had an eight-month stint as the senior woman administrator.
During her four years at Saint Paul’s, Sykes also was the assistant AD/director of operations for women’s sports.
Sykes received her bachelors of science degree from Virginia State in 2001, where she graduated cum laude, and her masters from Grambling State in 2010, where she graduated summa cum laude.
A native of Portsmouth, Sykes is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) and the National Association of Collegiate Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).
She played collegiate volleyball at Virginia State, where she ranks as VSU’s all-time and single-season leader in service aces as well as in the top 10 in kills, assists, digs and blocks.