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Dec 7, 2023

1QLeadership Question: How does being a woman in football operations intersect with the servant leader mindset?

1Q guest host Mattie White asked Jashell Mitchell, Chief of Staff for Football Operations at Jackson State, about her roles in football and her progression as a leader in college athletics. With...

Nov 27, 2023

1QLeadership Question: What does it take to be a university's first Director of Athletics?

We asked Darnell Smith, Director of Athletics at Texas A&M-San Antonio, about the process of starting an athletics department. The school did not have varsity sports prior to Smith's arrival. 

  • Create a vision
  • Hire coaches and...

Nov 7, 2023

@1QLeadership Question: Can personal and professional purpose intersect?

We asked Misty Brown, Assistant Commissioner at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) if her purpose as a professional intersects with her purpose as an individual. She pointed out that the things she loves to do at work coincide with what she loves...

Oct 23, 2023

@1QLeadership Question: What are the steps needed to create a major giving society for a college athletics department?

Colton Primm, Senior Associate Athletics Director at Louisiana Tech, answered this question based on his experience setting up the Aillet Society on campus:

  • Establish the purpose of the...

Oct 14, 2023

@1QLeadership Question: What elements are necessary for success in a college athletics department?

During a visit with Tulane University's Deputy Athletics Director, Kortne Gosha, we asked what it takes to build a successful athletics program.

  • Collaboration within the department
  • Relationships with campus administration...