Devyn Smith Promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Good results and Progress

Devyn Smith (much proper) with Macalester university student-athletes
who volunteered at Title IX Fanfest this past April.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Macalester College Director of Athletics Donnie Brooks has introduced that Athletics Functions Assistant Devyn Smith has been promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for University student-Athlete Good results and Advancement. Smith, who joined Macalester Athletics in March of 2020, will be implementing and coordinating the Scots Direct program.

“We’re thrilled to now improve the function Devyn will engage in in the progress of our pupil-athletes as she will immediate our Scots Lead method,” Brooks said. “We see management improvement as a strategic opportunity and advantage. Devyn has made into an exceptional administrator and I am enthusiastic that she will go on that growth right here at Macalester.”

Scots Guide is Macalester Athletics’ detailed tactic to student-athlete advancement. Via partnerships throughout campus, intentional group conversations and division-led initiatives, the target of Scots Guide is to deliver meaningful chances for connection, reflection and advancement in the areas of leadership progress, daily life abilities, civic engagement, occupation exploration, tutorial achievement and diversity, equity and inclusion. Finally, Scots Direct aims to propel Macalester student-athletes towards holistic advancement and achievements and offer them with a aggressive edge in lifetime, at Macalester and further than.

“I am amazingly grateful for the prospect to carry on performing in a section that values, prioritizes and invests in boosting college student-athlete encounters,” Smith reported. “In addition to chasing championships, Scots throughout all of our teams are outstanding men and women with several skills, pursuits and identities exterior of sport. In this new job, I’m searching forward to partnering intently with pupil-athletes and staff to develop new possibilities for personal, leadership and specialist exploration and progress.”

Given that arriving at Macalester, Smith has served as the coordinator for the University student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She has been the department’s NCAA Variety and Inclusion Designee and the chair of Macalester Athletics’ DEI committee because April of 2021 when also sitting down on the department’s leadership staff.

Smith arrived to Macalester soon after expending 4 decades at University Doable, which supports pupils from reduced-profits backgrounds in their journey to show up at and graduate from college or university. A 2013 graduate of UW-Eau Claire, Smith earned a Bachelor’s diploma in psychology with a small in spouse and children scientific tests. She was a member of the Blugolds’ women’s basketball crew as a university student assistant following an injury ended her athletic job. Smith also retains a Modify Management Specialist Certificate from Michigan Point out University.

Previously this month, Smith earned a Master’s of Education and learning diploma in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington.