ADC Graduate Assistant Program
The ADC Graduate Assistantship program, one of several initiatives created by the ADC, was implemented to increase the diversity of job candidates in athletics administration. Each year this program selects two participants from a national pool of applicants to pursue their graduate degree while devoting 30 hours per week for four semesters working in the Athletics Department.
How the Program Works
Interested candidates are enrolled in one of the University's master's programs. Most participants have chosen the Adult & Higher Education, Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Master's degree program. Candidates are selected based on their undergraduate experience, extracurricular activities, prior job experience and their commitment to diversifying the field of athletic administration both in values and practice.
The program has been designed to create an opportunity to rotate through various areas of the athletic department. First-year participants complete rotations depending on their athletic interests and department availability, with a maximum of four areas.
Year two participants select one area of focus from the previous year for the duration of the program. During the participant's second year of the program, an administrative role is taken as program coordinators. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning and implementing initiatives to continually improve the growth and purpose of the ADC Graduate Assistantship program.
Current ADC Graduate Assistants
Former ADC Graduate Assistants
|Name||Years at OU||Current Organization||Title|
|Eric Newman||2015-17||College Football Playoff||Intern|
|Patrick Graham||2015-17||University of Notre Dame||Inside Sales Representative|
|Akilah Laster||2014-16||University of Cal-Berkeley||Assistant Director of Communications|
|Kirsten McCowan||2014-16||Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||Director of Championships|
|Courtney Randall||2013-15||Washington State University||Career Development, Community Service, and Academic Advisor|
|Ina Javier||2013-15||The Phillipines||Women's Basketball Coach|
|Juliana Smith||2012-14||University of Oklahoma||Assistant Athletics Director for Human Resources and Administrative Engagement|
|Oral Blankson||2012-14||OU Price College of Business||Former Development Associate|
|Eric Bailey||2011-13||University of Oklahoma||Academic Advisor for Football|
|David Roach||2011-13||Bausch + Lomb||Ocular Specialty Representative|
|Sherraine Pencil||2010-12||Grand Canyon University||Assistant Director of Compliance|
|Aseem Rastogi||2010-12||W.T. Woodson High School||Business/Information Technology Teacher and Head Women's Basketball Coach|
|Kadero Watson||2009-11||University of Wisconsin||Director of Player Development & Assistant Director of Football Operations|
|Kenya Fuemmeler||2009-10||Helias Catholic High School (Missouri)||Principal|
|Shanette Alston||2008-10||Humana||Specialist Agent Support|
|Anna Chappell-Soho||2008-10||CHRA||Human Resources Assistant|
|Brandon Diles||2007-09||Ohana Investment Club, LLC||Owner/Managing Partner|
|Ricardo Vasquez||2007-09||University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences||Clinical Education Associate|
|Reggie Duncan||2006-08||State Farm Insurance||Claims Associate|
|Rachel Slocum||2006-08||Datamine Limited (New Zealand)||Senior Project & Account Manager and Consultant|
|Emily Milberger||2005-07||Fresno State University||Head Women's Golf Coach|
|Kasie (Tamayo) Crall||2005-07||University of Oklahoma||NCAA Certificating Officer|
|Doug Mauney||2004-06||UNC Charlotte||Director of Development / Major Gifts Officer|