Stevie Baker-Watson is the Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports at DePauw University. She supervises a staff of over 60 in a comprehensive NCAA Division III athletics program, supporting 625 student-athletes and 23 sports. In June 2015, Baker-Watson also assumed the role of Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness managing a portion of DePauw Health, a collaborative relationship between DePauw University and Hendricks Regional Health to provide health and wellness services to all students.
Prior to DePauw University, Stevie served as the Assistant Athletics Director/SWA at North Central College for four years where she directed the department’s compliance and eligibility activities as well as all aspects of its student-athlete leadership development programming. Through her work with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Student-Athlete Mentors and Cardinal Marketing and Promotions, she provided student-athletes leadership awareness training and leadership development opportunities. Additionally, she supervised undergraduates and post-graduate interns in areas of athletics administration, academic services and athletics marketing and promotions, and previously served as the manager for all of North Central’s indoor and outdoor athletics facilities.
Prior to North Central College, Baker-Watson spent eight years at Aurora University where she was the head athletic trainer, senior woman administrator and instructor of physical education. As part of the athletics management team, she oversaw all aspects of game operations, directed student-athlete education as CHAMPS/Life Skills Coordinator, helped develop marketing and promotions initiatives and served as advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Stevie is currently a member of the NCAA Division III Management Council, Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport, Subcommittee for Legislative Relief, and the NADiiiAA Executive Board. She has also served on the NCAA Division III Membership Committee and the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant selection committee. Stevie holds memberships in NACDA, MOAA, NADiiiAA, and Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly known as NACWAA), and has been a member of the local organizing committee for the Women’s Leadership Symposium.
A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in athletic training, Stevie earned a master’s in exercise science and cardiac rehabilitation from Northeastern Illinois University.