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Jennifer Saxon

Jennifer  Saxon

Position:
Asst. AD for Student-Development

Alma Mater:
South Carolina State, 2008

Jennifer Saxon is in her fourth year as Assistant Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Development at the University of Mississippi. Saxon joined the Ole Miss Athletics team in 2014 after a five-year stint at South Carolina State where she served 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/secondary education from South Carolina State, brings a wealth of experience in student-athlete development to Ole Miss.

The Orangeburg, South Carolina, native oversees Ole Miss Student-Athlete Enhancement, which is broken down into four categories: career development, community engagement, diversity & inclusion, and personal advancement. While at Ole Miss, Saxon has worked to enhance the department's plan, and create meaningful relationships in the Lafayette, Oxford and University (LOU) communities. She recently spearheaded the establishment of the Ole Miss Training Program, which provides student-athletes with an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience while maintaining their respective athletics schedules. She has also been instrumental in enhancing key relationships on campus that includes the UM Career Center, Fraternal Leadership and Learning and the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement (CICCE).

Additionally, Saxon serves as the Ole Miss Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor, while heading life skills programming for nearly 400 student-athletes. The department continues to host a variety of programming that includes Reading with the Rebels, Read Across America Day, Where Do I Go from Here, Majors Symposium, Resume Workshops, Community Connection Week and Financial Literacy workshops.

Saxon is a 2013 graduate of the Dr. Charles Whitcomb Leadership Institute and delegate at the 2014 NCAA Convention. She holds memberships in the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and Women Leaders in Colleges and Sports. In the Summer of 2018 she will complete her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Personnel for the University of Mississippi.

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