Elliott Charles Joins Valpo Athletics as Executive Associate Athletic Director

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Elliott Charles, who will serve as Executive Associate Athletic Director.


President Padilla to Serve as 2022-2023 Chair of MVC Board of Directors

Valparaiso University President José D. Padilla, J.D., will serve as the 2022-2023 chair of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Board of Directors, as announced by the league office leading into the new academic and athletic year.


Beacon, Blaze Selected as Valparaiso University Mascots

A student-led committee has selected Beacon and Blaze as the new mascots for Valparaiso University, as announced on Monday, Aug. 15.


Valpo Student-Athletes Recognized with MVC Academic Honors

Valparaiso University Athletics was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference released its academic honors for the 2021-22 academic year on Thursday.


Kasey Gengler Named Valpo Assistant Director of Athletics for Event Management & Facilities

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Small and Executive Associate AD Liz Jarnigan have announced the hiring of Kasey Gengler as the department’s new Assistant Director of Athletics for Event Management & Facilities.


Jarnigan Promoted to Executive Associate Athletic Director

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced the promotion of Liz Jarnigan to Executive Associate Athletic Director.


Frederickson Named Academic Support Coordinator

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has expanded its academic support department with the hiring of Grace Frederickson as Academic Support Coordinator, as announced by Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Services Liz Jarnigan.


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.