Jennifer Saxon

Jennifer  Saxon

Asst. AD for Student-Development

Alma Mater:
South Carolina State, 2008

Jennifer Saxon is in her first year as Assistant Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Development. Saxon joins the Rebel team after a five-year stint at South Carolina State including serving as senior women's administrator and assistant AD for athletics academic enhancement.

Saxon, who has a Bachelor of Science in physical education/health education services as well as a master's in counselor education and secondary education from South Carolina State, brings a variety of experience to Ole Miss' student-athlete development team. In her most recent position as assistant AD for athletics academic enhancement, Saxon was responsible for all aspects of the academic progress of all student athletes while coordinating all special fundraising events as well as serving as the primary community relations contact person.

The Orangeburg, South Carolina native will oversee Ole Miss' student-athlete development area, specifically dealing with the life skills components. Saxon has extensive experience serving as a community relations contact during her tenure at South Carolina State. While at South Carolina State, she coordinated Youth Day activities, while also fostering relationships with local non-profits and organizations.

Additionally, Saxon has served as Student-Athlete Advisory Advisory (SAAC) advisor, while heading life skills programming for nearly 200 South Carolina State student athletes. During her time with the Bulldogs, she introduced the Bulldog Speaker Series, which engaged local and institutional speakers to talk on a variety of topics, including financial literacy, career development, leadership and public speaking. Saxon also introduced the Bulldog Challenge, which is a student-athlete challenge to increase student-athlete visibility in the local and university communities. She also developed an appearance form to track student-athlete community service and appearances, and executed the annual new student-athlete orientation activities.

A 2013 graduate of the NCAA Leadership and a delegate at the 2014 NCAA Convention, Saxon holds memberships in the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and American School Counselors Association (ASCA).




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