CIAA Senior Woman Administrators


The Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) is an institutional position legislated by the NCAA.

The role of the SWA is to partner with the Athletic Director to assist the President or Chancellor in the development of the total student-athlete, while directly reflecting the mission of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. They have the ability to unify the campus community across all departments. SWAs exchange ideas

The SWA serves as a valued spokesperson at the institution, throughout the local community and nationally.

Benefits of the SWA to the CIAA and our Presidents and Chancellors include:

  • Developing the academic, athletic, personal and professional growth of the student-athlete
  • Assisting in making sound financial decisions
  • Facilitating gender equity plans
  • Ensuring National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Conference, University and Title IX compliance
  • Reviewing and increasing undergraduate and graduate opportunities

SWAs serve on Championship Committees

The SWA promotes the vision and growth of the entire program for the CIAA

  • Increased student retention and graduation rates directly impact NCAA funding for all CIAA schools
  • Post-season championship play offers potential for increased revenue
  • Enhanced fund-raising, sponsorship and donor opportunities also offer potential for financial benefits

SWAs provide positive recognition of the CIAA through:

  • Community Service
  • Committee Leadership Roles
  • Awards
  • Athletic Involvement

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