Erica Lemm Selected to Attend 2019-20 NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop

Erica Lemm Selected to Attend 2019-20 NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop

Indianapolis, Ind. - September 16, 2019 - Mount Holyoke College's Associate Director of Athletics for Programming, Erica Lemm, has been selected to attend the 2019-20 NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop (LAW).

The NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop educates and trains athletics administrators to develop effective, comprehensive leadership curriculum for student-athletes and department staff. Participants in the workshop learn how to facilitate discussions and structure effective activities and sessions.

The 2019-20 Leadership Academy Workshop involves two sessions: September 15-17, 2019 which will take place in Atlanta and January 5-7, 2020 in Indianapolis.  Over two sessions, participants will explore the ideal frame works for a leadership academy, discuss the best practices for implementation, learn evaluation methods, and investigate the best strategies to collaborate with key stakeholders and the campus community.

"Over twenty years ago as the NCAA Education Outreach Program Coordinator, I oversaw the initial development of a leadership and facilitator training program for the NCAA membership.  I am so proud that the NCAA continues to invest in this type of work and grateful that Mount Holyoke's student-athletes will be the beneficiaries," said Chair of Physical Education and Director of Athletics at Mount Holyoke College, Lori Hendricks '92  As a component of our department's strategic plan, we are committed to the leadership development of our student-athletes. Erica will immediately put these new tools to use to reimagine our Peak Performance Program and Captains Leadership Academy." 

Lemm, who began her duties as the Associate Director of Athletics for Programming at Mount Holyoke in May of 2019, has served in a variety of capacities within collegiate athletics. Prior to her arrival in South Hadley, Mass., Lemm was the Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator at Earlham College. At Earlham, Lemm served as the department's Compliance Officer. Lemm was also the advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was the director supervisor of the Sports Marketing and Communications office, as well as the Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Office. Prior to her arrival at Earlham, Lemm was also an Assistant Athletic Director at Rosemont College, Yeshiva University and the Sports Coordinator at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich.

In August of 2019, Lemm was selected to the NCAA Division III Membership Committee, and earned a Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision Maker certification in July of 2019 as well. Ever since starting at Mount Holyoke College, Lemm has also served as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

"I'm honored to represent Mount Holyoke College and the NCAA Division III at the 2019-20 Leadership Academy Workshop", said Lemm. "It's an outstanding opportunity to participate in a workshop that will assist us in developing an effective leadership curriculum for our student-athletes. I'm looking forward to providing student-athletes with new opportunities by enhancing their experience and career preparation."
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