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Jan. 24, 2003
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Patrick Guillen
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California State University, Dominguez Hills Administrator
Selected to the NCAA 2003/04 Fellows Program

Associate Athletics Director is one of eight chosen nationwide

Carson, Calif. - California State University, Dominguez Hills Associate Athletic Director Julie Sandoval has been chosen to participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Fellows Leadership Program. Sandoval is one of eight athletics administrators who were selected to this year's class of NCAA Fellows.

The 2003-04 class, the fourth selected since the NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program was established in 1994, will begin an 18-month development program to be completed by June 2004.

The NCAA also has selected executive mentors from NCAA institutions who will be available to answer questions, provide support and ensure meaningful and practical experiences for each Fellow. Sandoval's mentor is Karl Benson, commissioner, Western Athletic Conference.

The other 2003-04 Fellows (and their assigned mentors) are: Amanda Braun, assistant athletics director and senior woman administrator, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (Cheryl Levick, director of athletics, Santa Clara University); Kevin Clark, associate athletics director for finance, Indiana University, Bloomington (Kevin White, director of athletics, University of Notre Dame); Megan Drucker, associate athletics director for administrative services and senior woman administrator, Tulane University (Alfreeda Goff, associate commissioner, Horizon League); Charles Guthrie Jr., assistant athletics director for marketing, University of California, San Diego (Dennis Farrell, commissioner, Big West Conference); Robert O'Neal, assistant athletics director, Bethune-Cookman College (Craig Littlepage, director of athletics, University of Virginia); Jill Redmond, senior woman administrator and sports information director, Benedictine University (Illinois) (Carlyle Carter, executive director, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) and Donald Reed, director of student-athlete services, Iowa State University (Earl Edwards, director of athletics, University of California, San Diego).

The NCAA Fellows program was established through a joint recommendation from the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee and the Committee on Women's Athletics.

Modeled after the American Council on Education Fellows Program, the NCAA Fellows program was developed with the specific goal of enhancing the employment and leadership opportunities for minorities and women at the senior-management level of intercollegiate athletics administration.

The program's purpose is to identify minorities and women who aspire to hold positions such as athletics director and conference commissioner and to involve them in various administrative experiences to prepare them for obtaining those positions. During the 18-month program, NCAA
Fellows receive training in marketing, public relations, budgeting, booster relations, leadership, compliance, fund-raising, diversity and management.

A Long Beach State University graduate, Sandoval also has a master's degree in educational administration from Santa Clara University. "What a great honor to be selected for the NCAA fellows program," says Sandoval. "I look forward to the challenges presented by the program, and I anticipate the work done during the fellowship will enhance my contribution to the Athletic Department at Cal State Dominguez Hills."

In her current role at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Sandoval supervises five women's sports in addition to serving as the university's compliance coordinator. She has held that position since 1997.

Before CSUDH, Sandoval was an assistant women's volleyball coach at California State University, Fullerton, from 1992 to 1995. She also coached women's volleyball at Santa Clara from 1978 to 1989 before serving brief coaching stints at California Polytechnic State University and Saddleback (California) Community College.

Her NCAA committee service includes a term on the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Committee.

California State University, Dominguez Hills takes pride in being the university where dreamers become achievers. Visit the university website at for complete information on campus curriculum and activities. Please access the website for complete details on the CSUDH Athletics Department.

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