Welcome to College AD’s first annual NEXT UP presented by Teamworks.
The premise is a simple one. NEXT UP are senior level administrators, handpicked by some of the most respected athletic directors in the industry, who are believed to be ready to take the next step as athletic directors in their own right. Out of those nominated by our panel, we selected 21 NEXT UP recipients from across the country to represent the 2016 class. The only limiting factor is that none of the nominees could have served as an AD previously, beyond an interim role.
Over five days, June 13th-17th, 2016, we revealed our inaugural honorees.
Out of respect for our seven panel members we kept their names anonymous, but we’re more than happy to share a few stats on what qualifies them to spot up-and-coming talent.