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Meet the Consultants


Leah Kareti

  • NCAA Contractor. Works with Division III Governance, the Office oInclusion, and the Executive Office. (Current)

  • NCAA national office, Director of DIII. Led budget, strategic plan, strategic initiatives, legislation. (2001-12)

  • Castleton University, Adjunct Faculty for Compliance and Governance in Athletics. (2016-18)

  • Leadership and service award from NASPA’s Student-Athlete Knowledge Community. (2017)

  • Meritorious service award from the NCAA Division III Commissioners Association. (2012)

  • MBA, Indiana University. (2005)

  • BS, Michigan State. Track and Cross Country, Big Ten and NCAA DI SAAC. (2000)



  • Lewis & Clark College, Director of Athletics and Physical
    Education. Created department value statement, led departmental
    culture change, diversified coaching staff, revived football
    program, and integrated athletics recruiting into Slate benefiting
    the institution and athletics.

  • Castleton University, Adjunct Faculty for Legal Topics in Athletics.

  • Washington and Lee University, Associate Athletics Director,
    Assistant Professor and SWA. Oversight of athletics facilities and
    scheduling, compliance, wellness, and student affairs liaison.

  • NCAA National Office. Enforcement and Academic and
    Membership Affairs. Division III legislation, sport sponsorship, and

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh. Externship in the athletics
    department, compliance.

  • BA, Washington and Lee University. Soccer, lacrosse student-athlete.



  • NCAA national office, Director of Academic and Membership
    Affairs. Oversight of strategic initiatives, policy and legislation.
    Focus on Division I Academics and Division III Membership. (2006-
    12 and 2013-17)

  • NCAA DI Governance Contractor. Support/led special projects.

  • SUNYAC, Commissioner. Oversight of all aspects of Division III
    10-member conference, conducting 20 championships. (2012-13)

  • State University of New York at Cortland, Assistant Athletic Director.
    Scheduling, compliance, SWA. (2003-05)

  • Elmira College, Utica College. Lacrosse and soccer coach. Led/
    assisted all aspects of running Division III team sport. (2002-03)

  • MS, General Education, Elmira College (2003)

  • BA, Hamilton College. Soccer, squash, lacrosse student-athlete.

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