Brittany Anderson Named Valpo Director of Compliance

A familiar face in the Valparaiso University Department of Athletics both as a student-athlete and as a compliance intern, Brittany Anderson has joined the department in a full-time capacity. She has assumed Director of Compliance responsibilities, as announced by Executive Associate Athletic Director Sarah Pruess.


Valpo Student-Athlete Academic Success Center to Bear Mark LaBarbera’s Name

President José D. Padilla, J.D. and the Valparaiso University Board of Directors have announced that the newly renovated academic suite in the Athletics-Recreation Center will be named the Mark LaBarbera Academic Success Center in recognition of LaBarbera, who is retiring on June 30 after 18 years as Valpo Director of Athletics.


Valpo Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Four individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 23 as part of Homecoming Weekend festivities. Jim Daugherty, Nic Kooyers ’07, Rin Seibert ’76 and Brian Thiel ’93 comprise the 25th class in Hall of Fame history.


Valpo Athletics Leads Missouri Valley Conference in Academic Achievement

Valpo Athletics continues to produce champions in the classroom, which was reinforced on Tuesday as the NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) data. Nearly half of the athletics programs achieved perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores of 1000, while 11 posted scores of 990 or better and 13 of 17 posted scores above the national average in their respective sport.


Erik Weiler to Depart Valpo Athletics Staff

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced that Erik Weiler will depart his position as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, effective this Friday, June 10.


Media Interviews with Dr. Charles Small to Continue This Week

After receiving significant national, regional and local media attention last week, Charles Small will make several additional media appearances this week.


Charles Small Introduced as Valpo Director of Athletics

As the unmistakable sound of the Victory Bell cut the air outside of the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday afternoon, even the beaming sun overhead was not as bright as the smile radiating from the face of Charles Small.


Dr. Charles Small Named Valparaiso University Director of Athletics

A dynamic rising star in collegiate athletics administration with a focus on the holistic student-athlete experience, Charles Small, Ed.D., is the next Director of Athletics at Valparaiso University, as announced by University President José D. Padilla, J.D., on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Small, who will officially assume the role on July 1 and will be Valpo’s first Black Director of Athletics, most recently spent the last four years on the athletic department’s senior staff at Iowa State University.


Valparaiso University to Announce Next Director of Athletics Thursday

Tune in Thursday morning at 11 a.m., as Valparaiso University President José D. Padilla, J.D. announces the University’s next Director of Athletics!