Shelby Green Accepted Into NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

Louisiana Tech Athletics Associate Director of Marketing Shelby Green has been accepted into the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar.

“I’m honored to have been accepted into the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar,” Green said. “I am excited to learn and develop leadership skills that I can take with me in my career in athletics and beyond. I am thankful to Tim Padgett and Mary Kay Hungate for encouraging me to apply, and I am thankful to my co-workers at Louisiana Tech that support me every day.”

The program accepts a limited number of current interns or graduate assistants that work within either an athletic department at a NCAA member school, conference office, affiliate organization or the NCAA national office.

The virtual seminar will take place from Feb. 3-5. The program is designed to educate, develop and connect participants and will help provide them with the skills necessary to accelerate their career progression in college sports.

The seminar provides participants various options to connect with one another, including facilitated small group breakout rooms, networking hubs, collaborative case study spaces, and an exhibit hall where participants can speak with industry professionals and other attendees. The platform will enable attendees to build a strong sense of community within the program, replicating the cohort-model of in-person programming in the digital space.

“This is a great opportunity for Shelby to learn from some of the best in the industry,” Senior Associate A.D./External Operations Paul Kabbes said. “I am very proud of her growth here at Louisiana Tech in leading our marketing office. We are lucky to have a talented young person like her on our team highlighting our student-athletes on a daily basis.”

Green was encouraged to apply for the program by Deputy Athletics Director/SWA Mary Kay Hungate and Associate A.D./CFO Tim Padgett. Padgett was a member of the 2011 NCAA Emerging Leaders class.

“It was a wonderful experience,” Padgett said. “Because of that, I encouraged her to apply and hopefully have a similar great experience. I’m sad it’s not on location this year because you miss a little something there, but she will still get something great out of it.”