|Position:||Assistant Director of Athletics / Academics & Student-Athlete Development|
Dr. Jodie Libadisos is the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enhancement, overseeing all areas within the Enhancing U and Selmon Mentoring Institute programs.
Libadisos began her tenure at USF as the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics and Student-Athlete Development in February 2011. She served as an administrator, academic coordinator for men's basketball, and oversaw all Student-Athlete Enhancement programming from 2011-2014. Libadisos led the launch of a new Student-Athlete Enhancement program called Enhancing U in Fall 2011.
In 2012, Jodie was honored as a recipient of USF’s “Outstanding Staff Student Success Award” for her efforts in the development of the Enhancing U programming. In 2014, Libadisos became an Associate Athletic Director and began working exclusively within the Student-Athlete Enhancement area. In addition to overseeing the Student-Athlete Enhancement programs, Libadisos also advises the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Outside of her Student-Athlete Enhancement responsibilities, she serves as the sport supervisor and primary administrator overseeing Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country, Women’s Volleyball, and Women’s Sailing.
Before arriving to USF, Libadisos spent the previous three years working in athletics at Northwestern State University, where she was the Head Academic Coordinator and Senior Woman Administrator. At NSU, Jodie oversaw all athletic academic services while also coordinating all Student-Athlete Development programming, advising SAAC, and serving as a primary administrator for women's sports. Libadisos developed the Enhanced Academic Program to assist student-athletes with time management and help them become academically independent. She also wrote a grant to receive funding to employ a staff of tutors for the first time. Records for total number of student-athletes on the honor roll were broken three times and NSU led the Southland Conference in APR during her tenure. In 2009, Libadisos was honored as the NSU "Advisor of the Year" for her overall success with these programs.
Libadisos earned her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, both from the University of Missouri. Libadisos also shined as a student-athlete for Missouri gymnastics and was named Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year in addition to earning All-Big 12 Academic First-Team honors three times.
While pursuing her master's degree, she worked in Mizzou's athletic department with the Total Person Program, focusing on Academics and Student-Athlete Development.
Most recently, Libadisos completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Higher Education Administration from USF in August 2016.