Doctoral student Marisol Quiroz was appointed as director of C.A.T.S. Academics, a student success and retention program that provides customized services to student-athletes to help them achieve academic success. Not only was she named director, she also will serve as assistant athletic director and is responsible for leading comprehensive academic support programs for the intellectual development, retention, and graduation of more than 500 student-athletes. In addition to all this — and let’s not forget her doctoral studies! — she is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and has just begun a two-year term as director of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) Region V.
Quiroz writes, “The College of Education has impacted my career in so many positive ways, and I’m grateful for the higher education perspective that I apply to my work each day.”