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    Sarah Kelly

    Title: Director of Academic Advancement Email: semorris2@liberty.edu Phone: (434) 592-5586 Start Date: 08/01/2014 Undergraduate Education: Liberty University, Bachelors of Exercise Science: Fitness, 2012 Graduate Education: Liberty University, MBA: Strategic Management and Human Resources, 2019

    Sarah oversees the academic advancement program within Liberty Club Sports. In her role, she assists with student-athlete communication to professors in the case of injuries, sending reports to coaches disclosing any red-flag academic issues that need to be addressed and collecting data for end-of-year reporting and department policy revision.

    Since starting in 2015, Sarah has seen the academic advancement program expand from one staff member to a team of nine, in addition to many supporting systems for student-athletes such as study hall, mentoring, tutoring, yearly orientation, early registration, assistance in scheduling classes, academic integration, and monitoring eligibility

    In her role, Sarah has helped improve the average Club Sports GPA from 2.78 to 3.34 (recorded in Spring, 2020) and seen an increase in the amount of Club Sport student-athletes, receiving a 3.5 GPA or higher, on the Dean’s list each semester.

    Prior to this position, Sarah held several other positions around Club Sports:

    • Director of Academics (2018-2020)
    • Academic Advancement Coordinator (2015-2017)
    • Assistant Director of Academics (2017-2018)

    Staff News

    DI men’s hockey lands 12 players on ACHA Academic All-America team

    Liberty's ACHA Division I men’s hockey team placed an even dozen players — nearly half of its 26-man roster — on the ACHA Division I Academic All-American team, released this week.

    June 16, 2022

    Club Sports student-athletes continue to raise the bar for academic success

    Liberty’s 634 student-athletes competing on one or more of the 41 distinct Club Sports teams maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.35 for the Spring 2022 semester, establishing a new program record high.

    May 25, 2022