Western Michigan Brings Administrator with Authorized Background to Athletic Division – Sports activities Regulation Professional

Western Michigan Director of Athletics Dan Bartholomae has introduced the hearth of Laura LeDuc because the Assistant Athletic Director, Administration/Chief of Employees.

LeDuc will serve within the newly outlined function of Assistant Athletic Director for Administration. On this function, she is going to oversee day-to-day operations for the Athletic Director’s workplace, whereas additionally being chargeable for dealing with the division’s human useful resource processes and procedures.

LeDuc is coming to WMU Athletics from Cooley Regulation Faculty, the place she served as Senior Director of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness since 2009. Throughout her time at Cooley, she was the pinnacle compliance officer for all ABA, HLC, Federal, and State accreditation issues and annual reporting. She additionally oversaw the stadium naming rights settlement with the Lansing Lugnuts MiLB franchise and taught a Sports activities Regulation Course, together with Title IX instruction.

Earlier than her time at Cooley, she was the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Head Coach for Soccer, Swimming, and Basketball at Agnes Scott School.

“We’re excited to have the ability to add Laura to this necessary function on our crew,” Bartholomae stated. “Her broad academic {and professional} experiences – each as an administrator and a coach – will serve us effectively.”

LeDuc additionally has an in depth background in youth sports activities and non-for-profit work as she is the Founder, CEO, and Head Coach of the Trojan Aquatics and Mid-Michigan Raptor Water Polo, whose mission is to instill a life-long love for aquatic sports activities and develop younger leaders of character by offering a constructive, inclusive group during which to they’ll study, develop, and turn out to be their finest selves.

“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the Bronco crew and am so grateful to Dan Bartholomae for the chance to help WMU Athletics with reaching its dynamic Broncos Reign imaginative and prescient,” stated LeDuc.  “I sit up for working with such a implausible administrative and training employees in addition to all our proficient and devoted Bronco student-athletes.”

LeDuc attended Emory College the place she was a three-sport athlete competing in Soccer, Swimming, and Monitor and Discipline whereas graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She earned her Juris Physician from the College of Pittsburgh Faculty of Regulation.