Sheila Padgett

Sheila  Padgett

Greenwood, Ind.

Assistant Director

Alma Mater:
Indiana University

Sheila Padgett is an assistant director for the FedEx Student-Athlete Success Center and is responsible for the academic needs of the Rebel baseball and softball teams. She also coordinates honors and awards for all of the student-athletes. She began her career at Ole Miss in 2005 as the lead football academic counselor.

Prior to coming to Ole Miss, Padgett served as an academic counselor and tutor coordinator at the University of Louisville from 2003-05, working with the men's soccer, women's tennis, rowing and football teams. In 2002, she worked as an assistant academic counselor for Florida State University with the football and women's basketball teams.

Padgett earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in kinesiology from Indiana University. While at IU, she was a graduate assistant for its academic support program and served as an assistant to the learning specialist.

She is an active member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A). In 2006 she became a graduate of the N4A's Professional Development Institute (PDI) for the Leader/Manager track. She also served as a faculty member in 2009 for the PDI's first Learning Specialist track. Padgett has been a member of the Learning Concerns committee since 2002 and now also serves on the Strategic Planning committee.

Originally from Greenwood, Indiana, Padgett also coached high school softball in Indianapolis for five years.




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