Administration
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
Jamie Anthony
Compliance Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Lissa Yogan
Faculty Athletics Representative
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Melissa Van Dygriff

Melissa Van Dygriff

Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services

Phone (219) 464-5424
Email melissa.vandygriff@valpo.edu

Melissa Van Dygriff joined Valpo Athletics for the 2017-18 academic and athletic year as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services.

Van Dygriff came to the department after spending the 2016-17 academic year as the Student Success Specialist at Saint Joseph’s College, where she coached students through comprehensive services to enhance learning, academic success, personal growth, social connections and college retention and completion.

In her role at Valpo, Van Dygriff manages and coordinates the department’s academic support, life skills and student-athletic advocacy programs and services. She creates, implements and leads the life skills and leadership curriculum and programs for Valpo Athletics, serving as a liaison with faculty, academic advisors and academic support staff. In addition, Van Dygriff will serve as the advisor for Valpo’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Van Dygriff graduated from Marquette University in 2006 with an undergraduate degree in political science and from Dominican University in August 2012 with a master’s in education.