Dr. Zaneta U. Ivy is currently responsible for the Athletic Compliance and Title IX monitoring at her alma mater, the University of Memphis (UofM), where she was also a former track and field student-athlete. She administers and oversees recruiting activities, training sessions, eligibility certification for practice and competition, NCAA squad lists, and the National Letters of Intent for 19 sports teams. In her prior role as Assistant Athletic Director at Howard University, Zaneta served as an advocate and liaison for at least 350 student-athletes. She also regularly assessed the effectiveness of the academic services provided and recommend innovative methods of advancement. Zaneta has also worked as an academic advisor at the University of Arkansas, the University of Utah, and Florida International University.
Zaneta holds a Doctorate of Education from East Tennessee State University in Global Sport Leadership, and her research was on the topic of “The Glass Ceiling: Will African American women administrators ever overcome being underrepresented in Division I Intercollegiate Athletics.”
Zaneta currently serves as the UofM Senate Staff representative, Faculty Athletic Committee Advisor, and as a graduate advisor to the UofM Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Undergraduate Chapter. She is a 2014 graduate of the NCAA Dr. Charles Whitcomb Leadership Institute and currently a member of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, the National Association for Athletics Compliance and the Minorities Opportunities Athletic Association, Inc. Zaneta is currently engaged to Andrew Bailey (FedEx Marketing Manager & UofM Professor) with plans to marry in 2021.