Laurel Hosmer
Interim Director of Athletics
Theresa Augle
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Merce Poindexter
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare & Compliance
Candy Jessen
Associate Athletic Director for Business Services
Brandon Vickrey
Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications (FB, MBB, BASE, MGO, WGO, WTE, T&F, XC)
Erica Fedornock
Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Ticket Operations
Lanie Steinwart
Faculty Athletics Representative
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Laurel Hosmer

Laurel Hosmer

Interim Director of Athletics


Laurel Hosmer joined the Valpo Athletics staff in 2023-24 as Deputy Athletic Director for Revenue Generation and Senior Woman Administrator. She was named Interim Director of Athletics on March 25, 2024.

Hosmer leads the department’s external operations and revenue generation efforts in addition to serving as the sport administrator for the soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball programs and as a member of the department’s senior staff. She has oversight of Valpo’s strategic approach to generating revenue including philanthropic giving, transactional giving, sponsorships, parking and ticket sales.

Hosmer comes from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa., where she has served as Director of Athletic Development since June 2021. She led a team in all aspects of athletic development efforts including major gift solicitation, annual fund operations and sport-specific fundraising events, gameday hospitality and alumni relations. She served as a sport administrator for the department’s men’s and women’s tennis programs. She was responsible for a $55 million capital campaign to renovate the athletics complex to benefit all student-athletes.

During her time at Saint Joseph’s, Hosmer managed a portfolio of 75 major gift prospects, closing nearly $2 million in outright and planned gift commitments. She grew annual fund revenue by 25 percent in her first year of oversight and increased membership to over 2,400 households. She also supported efforts to educate, engage and gain support of NIL opportunities for student-athletes both directly and through the Hawk Hill Alliance collective. In addition, she worked directly with all 16 head coaches to meet annual fundraising goals, and promoted collaboration between the athletics external team, university marketing & communications and advancement.

Prior to her tenure at Saint Joseph’s, Hosmer served as Assistant Athletic Director for Development at the University of Delaware, where she worked from November 2016 to May 2021. She joined the staff as Associate Director of Development in 2016 before being promoted to an Assistant AD role in August 2019. She personally raised over $4.9 million in outright and planned gift commitments, playing a key role in raising $35 million in just two years to renovate Delaware Stadium and build the Whitney Athletic Center.

Hosmer worked at Eastern Washington University from July 2014 to October 2016, starting as Director of Athletic Development and External Revenue before being promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Development and Revenue in October 2015. She managed and operated the school’s athletics annual fund with over 2,300 members and implemented a priority point system which resulted in a 262 percent growth in membership numbers from the previous year and 214 percent more in annual giving revenue than the previous all-time record.

After starting her career as a development office intern and compliance/business office graduate assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Hosmer spent time as a development assistant at the University of Georgia, where she worked directly with almost 200 premium seat holders who donated over $4.2 million annually.

Hosmer is a 2009 graduate of the State University of New York Institute of Technology, earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology while serving as a four-year member of the women’s soccer program and a two-year team captain. She earned her master’s in sports management from UMass in 2013 and received an Analytics: Optimizing Big Data certificate from the University of Delaware in 2020.