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
Full List
Kris Sanders

Kris Sanders

Administrative Assistant for Athletics

Phone (219) 464-6894
Email Kris.Sanders@valpo.edu

Kris Sanders, a member of the Valparaiso University staff since 2005, became the Administrative Assistant for Athletics in October 2017.

Sanders joined Valpo Athletics after spending the previous two years working in Integrated Marketing and Communications, where she prepared reports, served as an IT/HR/payroll liaison and supported the Assistant Vice President in ensuring that the IMC staff was upholding the University’s mission and strategic goals.

From 2009-2015, Sanders hired, trained and managed a staff of 12 while working at Student Mail Services & Design Works, where she provided mail and package services for over 1,800 residents and print production across campus.

A veteran of many different departments on campus, Sanders has also worked in facilities management (2007-2009) and human resources (2005-2007).

A graduate of Freeport High School (Ill.) and Valparaiso University, Sanders has lived in Valpo for 17 years with her husband Chip. She has four children and four grandchildren.