Louisiana Tech VP and Director of Athletics Dr. Eric A. Wood announced the hiring of Shyandrea Glass as the athletic department’s Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success Services.
Glass comes to LA Tech from Utah Valley where she served as Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services, Diversity & Inclusion.
“We are thrilled to welcome Shyandrea to the LA Tech Family,” said Wood. “The academic success of our Bulldogs and Lady Techsters is at an all-time high in terms of GPAs, APR scores, and our academic achievements. I look forward to Shyandrea leading our student-athlete success staff as we continue to strive for excellence in the classroom and the ultimate prize of graduation among our 300+ student-athletes.”
Glass spent the past year and a half at UVU where she oversaw and developed academic programs and related support services within the department that promoted and facilitated academic success and progress of 400 student-athletes towards degree completion in compliance with the Western Athletic Conference, Big XII Conference, and the NCAA.
She directly monitored the academic progress of the men’s basketball and wrestling teams while also planning and executing diversity and inclusion programs for 120+ staff and coaches.
“I would like to thank Dr. Wood and the committee for the opportunity to join the LA Tech Family,” said Glass. “I look forward to working with the student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and campus partners to continue ensuring that our student-athletes are excelling in the classroom as well as being prepared for life after college.”
Glass joined Utah Valley after having worked as the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics at Jackson State. She spent six years at JSU, initially working as an academic counselor in 2015 before working her way to Coordinator of Student-Athlete Support Services, Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Support Services, and then her most recent position as the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics.
At JSU, Glass developed effective academic programming and related support services, which promoted and facilitated academic success and progress of student-athletes toward their degree completion. She planned and executed life skills events for Jackson State’s 300 student-athletes as well as overseeing and monitoring the academic progress of football, men’s basketball, and baseball.
Glass earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications in 2012 from Alcorn State University. She received a Master’s degree in Media and Communications from Arkansas State University in 2014 and then earned a second Master’s degree in Sports Administration in 2015 from Belhaven University.