March 15, 2013
HOUSTON, Texas - Rice University Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan announced the hiring of Lauren Cavallaro as Director of Student-Athlete Development on Friday.
"Lauren is highly accomplished in Division I Athletics and will bring a fresh perspective, dynamic personality and a tremendous team concept to her position," Greenspan said. "Fellow Athletic Directors and football coaches we spoke with were highly complementary of her diverse skills, work ethic and commitment to the student-athlete experience."
The Pennsylvania native served most recently as athletic director at the Elizabethtown Area School District, which came after spending four years in various capacities at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
"I am honored, humbled, and extremely excited to join the Rice University Athletic Department," Cavallaro said. "One of my goals is to help student-athletes become more than they ever thought possible and I can't imagine a better place to achieve this than at Rice. The staff, students and administrators inspired me during every phase of the interview process and I can't wait to join this special family."
At Miami, she performed a multitude of duties from 2008-12, notably as Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services as well as Director of NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills.
As Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services, Cavallaro coordinated and prescribed support systems for student-athletes, including tutoring, learning assistance, counseling, scholastic enhancement and leadership development programs.
With the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, Cavallaro worked to enhance student-athlete wellbeing while also working with the university's career services center to prepare them for their futures beyond college. She coordinated programs to support career, personal and leadership development as well as numerous community service and networking activities.
Among the community service work, Cavallaro organized the Championship Reading Program, in which Miami student-athletes worked in various schools throughout the region to promote literacy and athletics with more than 10,000 local students.
Cavallaro held other positions in her tenure at Miami, including Director of Football Operations, women's tennis sport administrator and Assistant NCAA Compliance Coordinator. She also taught a pair of classes, including "Learning Strategies for College Success" and "Transitional Skills for the New College Student."
Prior to her time at Miami University, Cavallaro served as the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development Coordinator for two years at her alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh. In that role, she developed educational leadership development, risk management and diversity programs for faculty, staff and students.
Cavallaro also created and managed a fundraising campaign that raised $500,000 for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Additionally, she counseled and mentored students and coordinated large-scale community service events.
Cavallaro previously taught high school social studies through Teach for America in 2006-07.
She begins in her new position on April 1.
Hodge Earns C-USA September Accolade
10/07/2015 - W. Tennis - Rice sophomore Lindsey Hodge, who opened her fall campaign by winning seven of her eight singles matches, has been named the Conference USA Women...
Farrimond Named Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
10/07/2015 - Football - Rice senior punter James Farrimond is among 135 college football seniors who have been named as semifinalists for the National Football Foundation ...
2015 WAAB Trivia Night Announced
10/07/2015 - Owl Club - The Rice's Women's Athletics Advisory Board will host its third annual Trivia Night on November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the R Room at Rice Stadium. All ...
36th Rice Athletic Hall of Fame Induction...
10/08/2015 - R Association - This year's 36th Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 23 at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton,...
Soccer Returns To The Road This Weekend
10/07/2015 - W. Soccer - Rice Soccer is back on the road for a pair of C-USA games this weekend. The Owls (6-5-1 overall, 2-2-0 in C-USA) play at league foes Old Dominion...
Owls Double Up on Doubles Wins
10/06/2015 - M. Tennis - Rice's two entries in the qualifying doubles rounds of 2015 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships breezed to opening...
Ho and Hodge Rally Falls Short at All American
10/06/2015 - W. Tennis - Alison Ho and Lindsey Hodge saw a valiant rally fall just short as the Owls' duo dropped an 8-6 decision to Jessica Failla and Gabby Smith of USC...
David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes
10/05/2015 - Football - Head Coach David Bailiff held his press conference prior to the Florida Atlantic game.
- Top Videos /
- Online Store