Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Kris Sanders
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Kim Smith
Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator
John Kuka
Associate Director of Athletics
Dr. Shannon Yates
Associate Director of Athletics for Event Management
Erik Weiler
Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities
Anne VanKeppel
Associate Director of Athletics for Corporate Partnerships
Rin Seibert
Director of Recreational Sports/Associate Director of Athletics
Candy Jessen
Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Services
Melissa Van Dygriff
Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services
Phil George
Associate Director of Digital Media for Athletics
Lexi Nichols
Assistant Director of Marketing for Athletics
Ron Blatz
Broadcast & Streaming Manager
Erica Fedornock
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Ben Boggs
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Ticket Coordinator
Compliance Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Lissa Yogan
Faculty Athletics Representative
Full List
Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator

Phone (219) 464-5460

Kim Smith joined the Valparaiso University athletics staff as the assistant director of athletics for compliance in May of 2012, and was promoted to her current role as associate director of athletics for compliance and senior woman administrator in October of 2015.

In her role, Smith works directly with the NCAA and the Horizon League on eligibility, NCAA reporting, and financial aid, as well as rules knowledge and education. She is also responsible for monitoring all athletics programs.  Smith is the sport administrator for baseball, men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's track and field, and is a member of the University's Committee for Intercollegiate Athletics. Smith is also a member of the Horizon League Executive Council and currently serves as its vice-chair.

A 2001 graduate of Valparaiso University with a degree in sports management, Smith returned to her alma mater in 2012 after spending three years as the Assistant Director of Compliance at Old Dominion University in Virginia. In this role, Smith assisted in overseeing all aspects of the compliance office, including the management of NCAA and CAA compliance records for all intercollegiate programs, monitoring the eligibility of current student-athletes, and the maintenance of all compliance materials for the athletic department.

Prior to Old Dominion, Smith was the Assistant to the Director of Compliance for one year at the University of Evansville. She was also Evansville’s assistant coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams for two years before taking on her role within compliance.

In 2007, Smith earned her master’s degree from the University of Evansville in public service administration.