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Monique AJ Smith

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Season 1- Chat in the Garden recorded 2014-15

    • Terlynn Olds, former AD at Chatham now Executive Senior Associate Director/SWA at Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks

    • Tonia Walker, former AD Winston-Salem State University, now AD at Bluefield College

    • Portia Hoag, former AD Allegheny College now Executive Director Centennial Conference

    • Keisha Pexton, former AD Newports News Apprentice School

    • Dr. China Jude, former AD Queens College, SUNY now Senior Associate AD at the University of Wyoming

    • Candy Young former AD Delaware State University now Title IX Coordinator at Delaware State University

    • Dr. Cricket Lane, Assistant AD Student Development for UNC Chapel Hill

    • Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree AD for North Carolina Central University

    • Dr. Denisha Hendericks former AD Chicago State University now Special Assistant to VP for Student Affairs at Keene State College

    • Dr. Sharon Beverly, former AD, Chicago State University now the Owner of Beverly & Associaties

    • Pat Thomas, AD for University of District of Columbia

    • Carla Wilson, former AD University Missouri-Kansas City and now Sr Director of Student Support Services and Student Development at Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas City

    • Jeannie King, former AD Queens University

    • Selina Kohn, AD Paine College

    • Dianthia Ford-Kee AD Mississippi Valley State University

    • Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, AD Dillard University and currently Interim Commissioner Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

    • Tara Owen former AD at Baltimore City Community College, Now AD Central State University

    • Marlynn Jones former Owner of Eligibility Coach, now Director of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator at the Univ of North Florida

    • Teresa Phillips, former AD Tennessee State University

    • Stephanie Evans former AD DC Public Schools

    • Monique Lewis former Youth Tickets Sales for Washington Wizards/Mystics now Development Manager Hayes Public Charter Schools

    • Alfreeda Goff former Sr. Associate Commissioner for the Horizon League

    • Krishna Dass former AD Hostos Community College, now Co owner CoachAbility LLC

    • Shantey Hill, AD Saint Joseph University

    • Renee Bostic, former AD Medgar Evers College now AD Notre Dame of Maryland University

    • Derita Ratcliffe, former Sr. Assoc. AD University of Alabama Birmingham now Deputy AD Student-Athlete Welfare for University of Arkansa

    • Dr. Tamica Smith Jones former Sr Associate AD, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio

    • Christyn Abaray former AD Buena Vista University now Assistant to the President at Lawrence University

    • Danielle Wright, owner Wright Relations

    • Miechelle Willis former Deputy Director of Athletics for The Ohio State University

    • Suzette McQueen, former Assoc. Dir. Development at Davidson and now Sr. Assoc. Commissioner/SWA for the CIAA

    • Bernell Hooker, Owner Milwaukee Aces

    • Monique Holland former Sr. Assoc. AD for Southern Methodist University now Sr. Assoc. AD at Auburn

    • Jacqueline Blackett Sr. Assoc Columbia University

    • Shelia Wooten, AD Bloomfield College

    • Melissa Nixon Executive Coach, The Courage Company

    • Dr. Renae Myles Payne former Associate AD Alabama A&M now Sr. Assoc. AD at University of Miami

    • Dr. Karin Lee Sr. Associate AD/SWA Ball State University now Deputy AD, Internal Operations, Ball State University

    • Shonna Brown former Sr Assoc Commissioner America East Conference now Associate Commissioner/CFO Conference USA

    • Chevonne Mansfield, former Director of Communications American Athletic Conference now Deputy AD, Florida Memorial

    • Dr. Dee Stokes, CEO Dee Stokes Ministries

    • Danielle Harris former Assistant Commissioner/SWA Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference now Commissioner WIAC

    • Dr. Kim Kirkland, author "Enough of the Stuff"

    • Tracy Jackson, ESQ , Sports Attorney, Coaches Inc

    • Felecia Hall Allen, CEO of Felecia Hall Allen & Associates

    • Stephany Raines, former Athletics Director Savannah College of Arts and Design, now Head Basketball Coach for Upson Lee High School

    • Dr. Robin Martin, CEO Leading Beyond the Post and Author of the Book Navigating Courage

    • Tina Sloan Green President and Co-Founder of the Black Women in Sport Foundation

    • LaTonya Story, Owner LPS Consulting PR, LLC

    • Janice Dove Johnson, Executive Director, National Title IX Conference and Classic

  • 2

    Season 2 A Chat in the Podcast 2015-2016

    • Sonja Stills, Sr Associate Commissioner/SWA MEAC

    • Shelley Davis, former Deputy Director AD, Howard University, Now Sr. Assoc. Commissioner/SWA for the Big South Conference

    • Adrianne Swinney former Deputy AD UNC Wilmington now COO/SWA for UConn

    • Lynsey Grace, Assistant AD Community College of Philadelphia

    • Sheri Barnes former AD George Wythe High School now teacher Prince William County Public School

    • Romanda Noble- Watson Sports Information Director Claflin University

    • Jashell Mitchell, former Director of Football Operations, NCCU now Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for the NFL

    • Nnemna Akotaobi, former Sr Associate AD for Swarthmore College now Acting Executive Director Black Women in Sport Foundation

    • Markeisha Everett, former Director of Marketing, Sales & Fan Engagement at Georgia Tech now Assistant AD University of Pittsburgh

    • Angel Mason, former Assoc. AD/SWA at Hamilton College now AD for Berry College

    • Jennifer Lynn Williams, former Assoc. AD for Development at NC A& T and now AD Alabama State University

    • Barvenia Wooten Blue Star Basketball Evaluator now CEO Richmond Roadrunners Women's Professional Basketball

    • Millicient Callahan Owner Elite 35 Sports Institute

    • Dr. Angelina Nelson, Owner, Purpose 2 Inspire

    • Carole Walker, Sr. Assoc. Director, LSU

    • Mary McElroy, former Exec. Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA Temple now Sr. Assoc Commissioner Women's Basketball ACC

    • Kreslyn Kelley-Ellis Owner of For Leading Women and Author of The Fear Factor

    • Dee Todd, First African- American Women Assistant Commissioner for the ACC, A Legend

    • Diane Richardson, Former Assistant Basketball George Washington now Head Basketball at Towson

    • Kim Ford Morgan former Director of Business Development at USATF now Adjunct Faculty at Martin University

    • Delise O'Meally, CEO Institute for Sport and Social Justice

    • Tanisha Huff Director of Basketball Operations University of Hawaii-Manoa

    • Dorianne Johnson former AD Wilberforce University now AD for Harris Stowe State University

    • Linda Bell, former Associate AD, University of Wisconsin-Parkside now SWA/Director of Compliance for Fort Valley State University

    • Wendy Waters, Director of Infractions Appeals Committees, NCAA

    • Loretta Lamar, Sr Assoc. AD Naval Academy

    • Shavannia Williams, owner Heels and Helmets and now Marketing Manager, Atlanta Falcons

    • Angie Torian, former Deputy AD University of Immaculate Word now Sr. Assoc. AD University of Notre Dame

    • Gail Dent, Associate Director of Public and Media Relations, NCAA

    • Joan Cronan, former AD University of Tennessee now Author and Consultant

    • Tisa Silver Canady, Author and Collegiate Financial Wellness Expert

    • Alecia Shields Gadson former Interim AD Coppin now Associate AD for Delaware State University

    • Gail Barksdale former Deputy AD IUPUI and former AD Sonoma State University

    • Dr. Tiese Roxbory, former Assistant Dir. of Research, Assessment & Academic Success now Dir. of Educational Opportunities Initiatives for Univ. of Michigan-Flint

    • Alicia English former Assistant Director of Annual Giving University of Tennessee Now Assistant AD- Revenue Enhancement

    • Sharon Brummell, Sr Assoc AD Georgetown University

    • Candice Lee former Deputy AD Vanderbilt now AD for Vanderbilt

    • Sherryta Freeman former Sr. Assoc. AD University of Penn now AD Lafayette College

    • Etienne Thomas former Associate AD NC Central University now AD Winston-Salem State University

    • Anita Hicks

    • Ariel Germain former Director of Marketing Winston-Salem State University now Assistant AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement at NC Central

    • Dr. Beverly Downing former Acting Provost Coppin University now Associate Provost for Huston-Tillotson University

    • Dr. Adrienne Johnson, former Coca-Cola Exec and now author

    • Dr. Lenora Armstrong, Assistant Professor and Academic Counselor at Norfolk State University

    • Dr. Stephany Coakley, Founder Maximum Mental Training Associates LLC and now Sr. Assoc. AD for Mental Health, Wellness and Performance

    • Courtney Lovely, former Sr Assoc AD Palm Beach Atlantic now AD of Palm Beach Atlantic

    • Helen Williams, author of the book "Coach Like A Mother"

  • 3

    Season 3 Chat in the Garden 2015-16

    • Kelly Mehrtens, Managing Director, The TRUST

    • Karen Carty, former Athletics Marketing Director, South Carolina State University, now Assistant AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement at Bradley University

    • Dr. Avis DeWeaver, founder Exceptional Leadership Institute for Woman

    • Dr. Genese Lavalais former Assistant AD Jackson State University now Assistant AD for Academics for Hampton University

    • Dena Freeman - Patton, former Deputy Athletic Director California State Bakersfield now Deputy AD/COO University of New Orleans

    • K. Renia Edwards, Sr. Assoc. AD Mississippi Valley State University

    • Dr. Kristene Kelly former AD Keene State College Executive Associate AD for Varsity Sports/SWA

    • Rachelle Pierce, AD Sallie B. Howard SCHOOL H.S.

    • Carla Williams former Deputy AD University of Georgia now AD for University of Virginia

    • Alexxis Hutchinson, former staff at IMG College

    • Dawn Ellerbe , former Assistant AD Cal State East Bay now Assoc. AD California State University Northridge

    • Patricia Porter Mayfield former Director of Corporate Partnerships Spectra now Executive Assistant to the Dean VCU

    • Kelsel Thompson former AD at Paul Quinn College now External Affairs Manager for Paul Quinn College

    • Donna Izzard, former owner the CEO Factory

    • Jackee Meadows Co-owner CoachAbility

    • Amber Armstrong former Sr. Dir Culture and Communications, Learfield now Dir. of Special Events for San Jose State University

    • Pamela Smith, former Assoc AD for Southern University

    • Natalie Randolph former TitleIX Coordinator/SWA FOR DC State Athletic Association, no Director of Equity, Justice and Community for Sidweil Friends School

    • Beverly and Associates Higher Education Consultant and Search Firm

    • Natasha Wilson, former Associate AD/SWA Compliance JC Smith University Now VP Student Life and Athletics Central Methodist Univ

    • Jocelyn Fisher Gates, former Sr. Assoc Univ of South Florida now Sr. Assoc AD/SWA Boston College

    • Dr. Julie Shaw, former Faculty member NCAA Women's Coaches Academy

    • Ericka Austin, Manager of Trade marks and Licensing for Purdue University

    • T. Marie Stickler, former Sports Management Instructor Miami University now Sports Management Instructor Xavier Univerity

    • Reese Lovelace former Dir Student Athlete Development University of Oregon now Assistant AD for Student Athlete Development for the University of Maryland College Park

    • Domineque Scott, Executive Director, United Through Sport USA

    • Camelia Blake Lanier former Assistant AD Compliance for St. Augustine's College now Director of Academics Football Campbell University

    • Dee Dee Merritt, former Assoc Director of Leadership Development, NCAA now Director of Leadership Development for the NCAA

    • Leslie Rowls, Director Student Athlete Academic Enhancement Program NC A&T University

    • Tiffany Tucker, former Dir. for Administration, Sponsorship and Governance Hampton University, now Sr. Assoc. AD, UNC Wilmington

    • Katari Key, former Assoc. AD for Morehouse University

    • Charolette Hunt, Assistant AD Texas Women University

    • Neema Connors former Assoc AD UMES now Assistant Dir of Athletic Certification & Residency for Univ. Texas San Antonio

    • Nedra Brown, Assoc. AD Saginaw Valley State University, now AD Grossmont College

    • Dr. Angel Brutus, Owner Synergistic Solutions and Now Director Counseling and Sports Psychology Mississippi State University

    • Deana Garner Senior Associate AD Arizona State University

    • Kaylah Hughes Athletic Operations ODU now Assistant Director FB & Basketball Operations Big 10 Conferance

    • Erica Rivers former AD Roxbury Community College now COO 3Point Foundation

    • Andrea Williams, former Commissioner Big Sky Conference now COO College Football Playoffs

    • Dr. Cara Wright Holdsclaw, former Business Operations NBA G League now Sr. Assoc. AD External Operations for Columbia

    • Noelle Faith Founder AfroSwimmers

    • Dr. Charlotte Westerhause-Renfrow, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Business Law Indiana University

    • Krystal Beachum, founder AthleteUnite

  • 4

    Season 4 Chat in the Garden 2016-17

    • Donnita Rogers, AD Langston University

    • Dr. Beverly Hogan, former President Tougalow

    • Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President Stillman College

    • Elissa Burwell, AD Texas College

    • Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President Huston-Tillotson

    • Chloe Barnes former owner Elle Grace Consulting now Chief of Staff Oscar Health

    • Merlene Aiken-Smith, former Sr. Assoc, AD/SWA Clayton State University now Sr. Assoc. AD Grambling State University

    • Jana Brooks, Manager Event & Tenant Service, Maryland Stadium Authority

    • Branwen Smith King Owner Bermuda Sloop Foundation, former Exec Assist AD Tufts

    • Dr. Kim Miller, former Assoc AD Western Colorado Univ now Deputy AD/SWA Savannah State University

    • Kenisha Rhone, Dir Digital Media & Social Strategy, Belmont University

    • LaTaya Hilliard Gray, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

    • Tiffani-Dawn Sykes former Assistant AD Grambling State now Assoc. AD Dartmouth College

    • Keisha Dunlap, Sr Assoc. Commissioner, COO Conference USA

    • Dr. Paula Jackson, Assistant AD/SWA Hampton University

    • Jen Fry owner of Jen Fry Talks

    • Dr. Monique Carroll, former Assoc AD External Operations, Prairie View University, Now AD for Huston-Tillotson University

    • Lakithea Murray, former Sr. Assoc AD The College of New Jersey now Assistant Director of Championships for the NCAA

    • Natasha Oaks, Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA Univ. North Texas

    • Christine Hampton Jackson Assoc. AD/Exec. Dir. Athletic Academics, Mississippi State University

    • Patricia Murray, former FAR Virginia Union University

    • Katreshia Verrett, Sr. Assoc AD/SWA Univ. of Alabama Birmingham

    • Felecia Johnson former Assoc. AD/SWA Virginia Union University now AD for Virginia Union University

    • Dr. Miriam Merrell, former Assoc. AD/SWA Hamilton College, now AD Pomona-Pitzer

    • Nancy Lake, Assoc. AD/SWA Shaw University

    • Zekeya Harrison, Assistant AD for Athletic Media Relations Tennessee State University

    • Dr. Janice Hilliard Owner Hilliard Solutions, LLC

    • Dr. Robin Martin, President Leading Beyond the Post

    • Dominque Woods, former Director of football Mercer University, now Team Operations Manager for University of Delaware

    • Temeka Samuels, former Ticket Operations Manager, Kroenke Sports Entertainment now Deputy AD University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

    • Sherie Gordon, former AD Albany State University, no Chief of State Humboldt State University

    • Sahar Abdur Rashid, Assistant Director of Championships, Media Coordinator, Statistics for the NCAA

    • Shardonay Blueford, Director Compliance Georgia Tech

    • Nona Richards, Sr. Asoc. AD/SWA Univ of Utah

    • Erienne Roberts, former Assist AD/SWA Slippery Rock University now Assoc AD Ithaca College

    • JP Abercrumbie former Assist. AD/SWA Mississippi State University now Assistant AD for Rice University

    • Colleen Cannon, former SWA Limetone College now Assistant AD for Queens University of Charlotte, NC

    • Toyinda Smith author "Unleash your Potential"

    • Brittany Johnson Assoc AD Student-Athlete Support Series Prairie View A&M University

    • Melody Webb Sr. Assoc AD/SWA Norfolk State University

    • Dr. Courtney Flowers, Assoc Professor Sports Management for Texas Southern University

    • Dr. Akilah Cater Francique, Past President North American Society for the Sociology of Sport now Exec. Director Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change

    • Chasity Melvin, former development staff KayYow Cancer Foundation now Assist BK Coach Loyola Univ.

    • Patrina King, Author 9 Holes 9 Goals

    • Tina Kelly, former Marketing Manager IMG Academy no co-founder Impact Consulting Group

    • Tywanna Smith author "Surviving the Lights, A Professional Athlete Playbook to avoiding the curse"

  • 5

    Season 5 Chat in the Garden 2017-18

    • LaChina Robinson, host of ESPNW Podcast and Basketball Analyst/Reporter for ESPN

    • Allissa Cummings, former Plays Inc. Coordinator, NFL Players Association now Partner Management for the NBA

    • Dr. Jasmine Green AD City College of Chicago Harry S. Truman College

    • Corliss Fingers, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Bethune Cookman University

    • Rochelle Taylor, AD Henry Ford Community College

    • Dr. Ashley Baker former Assoc AD/SWA Xavier University now Chief Inclusion Officer for Xavier University

    • Kirsten Elleby Assoc AD/SWA University of New Orelans

    • Courtnie Prather, former Assist AD Loyola University, now Assoc AD/SWA Univ. California Santa Cruz

    • Monica Lebron, Assoc AD/SWA Univ. of New Orleans

    • Lydia Travis AD City College of New York

    • Jaunelle White, Sr. Assoc AD/SWA IUPUI

    • Dr. Chaunte Baldwell O'Neal, Former Assist AD for Academics Olympics Sports University of Miami

    • Deandra Duggans, Dir Advertising and Branding at Baltimore Ravens

    • Khalilah Harrison, former Exec. Dir. YMCA of South Hampton Roads now Regional Exec Dir YMCA of VA Peninsula

    • Allison Waymyers Owner and Founder Spry Players Group LLC

    • Dena Batton Freeman

    • Krissica Harper, Founder KLH Services

    • Ragean Hill, former SWA Assoc. AD ODU now Exec. Assoc AD/SWA UNC Charlotte

    • Dr. Dwalah Fisher SWA Assistant AD Texas Southern University

    • Brehanna Daniels Tire Changer NASCAR

    • Ajhanai Newton Anderson Instructor and Researcher & PHd Student at UConn

    • Ayanna Tweety, former Assist AD for Compliance Pomona College now Assoc AD Wabash College

    • Dr. Katrice Albert former Executive VP of Inclusion & Human Resources at NCAA now Exec. VP for Strategy to Action

    • Rosemary Stribling, former Athletics Academic Advisor International Student-Athletes, California State University Bakersfield

    • Wilhelmina Harrison, former Academic Advisor Norfolk State University

    • Mykala Sandigez, former Assistant Director Annual Fund Univ of Kansas

    • Alisha Tucker, Associate Athletics Director Norfolk State University

    • Nicole Mitchell, former Lead Academic Advisor, Football & Women's Basketball at Stony Brook University now Associate Director of Student-Athlete Services for Georgia Southern University

    • Kristen Brown, former Associate AD University of Maryland now Deputy AD/SWA Texas A&M University

    • Kirsten MCCowan, Assistant Commissioner, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

    • Sherese Parker, former SWA Chicago State University now AD for City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    • Virentte House-Browning, former Sr Associate AD, Cleveland State University

    • Chetara Murphy, AD Medgar Evers College

    • Charlene Johnson AD Voorhees College

    • Kaila'Shea Menendez, Director of Leadership Programming & Events at Women Leaders in College Sports

    • Dr. Deborah Stroman, Founder Center Sports Business and Analytics

    • Sonya Hurt, Dir. Student Athlete Support at Rider University

    • Dr. Carlitta Moore, Former Assistant AD for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Fayetteville State University now Clinical Education Coordinator /Assistant Professor Arkansas State University

    • Alva Champion Amaker, founder of A & A Athletic Consulting & Owner Vigilance Safety Training Center

    • Bria Bennett, Community Partnership Coordinator, Towson University

    • Laila Brock, former Sr. Director of Team Operations and Logistics, College Football Playoffs now VP Sponsorship Sales and Operations for JMI Sports

    • Jasmine Quinn, Director of Championships/SWA SWAC

    • Erica Nelson, Director Student-Athlete Development Univ. of Arkansas

    • Dr. Markesha Henderson, former Director for Innovative Teaching Learning Engagement Clark Atlanta now AD for Agnes Scott College