Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 20, 2015


Diversity Council | Graduate Assistant Program | Bridge Builders | Diversity Education

ADC Graduate Assistant Program
The mission of the ADC Graduate Assistant program is to provide underrepresented, talented and diverse candidates a comprehensive experience in the field of Intercollegiate Athletics. Our purpose is to promote initiatives that will educate, cultivate, and prepare tomorrow's leaders with the objective of embracing principles of diversity and inclusion.

Current ADC Graduate Assistants

Akilah Laster
Kirsten McCowan
Patrick Graham
Erick Newman II

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.

ADC GA Application

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Former ADC Graduate Assistants
ADC Advisor
Zac Selmon
OU Athletics Diversity Programs
McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics | 180 W Brooks, Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-8798 | Email:




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