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ISU Partners with Collegiate Sports Associates for Athletics Program Review

September 17, 2020

Indiana State University announces a partnership with Collegiate Sports Associates to conduct an Athletics Program Review in an effort to leverage Sycamore Athletics as an integral part of the ISU community.

“We’re proud of our Athletics Department and its rich tradition of achievement,” ISU President Deborah J. Curtis said. “It has been several years since our previous review. We want to identify fundraising priorities and our greatest needs to build on our success.”  

A task force has been created for the review process, co-chaired by Randy Minas, a member of the ISU Board of Trustees, and Christopher Olsen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The task force will also involve members of the campus and Terre Haute communities.

The review process will begin this month. Areas of focus will include identification of opportunities to utilize best practice in structure and support, review of budgets as compared with conference peers, and measures to increase competitive achievements. 

“Athletics plays such a big part in the student experience,” Director of Athletics Sherard Clinkscales said. “To be able to take what happens in athletics on a daily basis in competition as well as in the classroom and leverage that to enhance the university and community through this process will pay dividends in the future.

“The ability to have an outside firm come in and examine how we function as an athletic department will reinforce the excellent coaches, administrators and staff that we have. Their recommendations for us are key not only to maintain our current level but to continue to raise the level of support for athletics.”                                               

Media contacts:

Mark Alesia, Director of University Communication

(O) 812-237-3837

(C) 812-229-8020

Tim McCaughan, Interim Director of Athletic Communications

(O) 812-237-4161

(C) 618-841-2139