Tietjen Is New Senior Women's Administrator
Laura Tietjen has been hired as Kansas State Universityís senior womenís
administrator, according to an
announcement on Monday by Wildcats Director of Athletics Max Urick.
Tietjen, 42, replaces Cindy Fox, who left her position earlier this
summer. "Iím excited to have this opportunity
at Kansas State, in part to Max and his staff," said Tietjen. "Itís a move back home for me. Iím sad to leave
Evansville, but the timing was right and the opportunity was there."
Currently, Tietjen is the director of athletics at the University of
Evansville, which sponsors 15 menís and
womenís intercollegiate sports in the Missouri Valley Conference, and has served in that position since June
1998. She moved up to that role after serving as an assistant and associate athletic director with the Purple
Aces since 1995. Prior to that Tietjen worked in the compliance office at the University of Nebraska-Kearney
from 1988 through 1995.
While an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska, she started on
the womenís basketball team for four
seasons from 1976 through 1980.
Her coaching experience includes assignments as girls basketball and
girls tennis coach at Columbus (Neb.)
High School, and as an assistant womenís basketball and head womenís tennis coach at Nebraska-Kearney.
"Weíre happy to have Laura as part of our staff," said Urick. "She has
been an outstanding student-athlete,
coach and administrator. With that background, she identifies with many issues of student-athletes. Sheís
walked in the shoes at every level and has proven to be an outstanding administrator."
Tietjen earned her bachelorís degree from Nebraska in 1981, a masterís
in physical education from
Nebraska-Kearney and earned a doctorate from the University of New Mexico in athletic and educational
administration in 1992.
The senior womenís administrator at Kansas State is a top-level staff
position designed to monitor and
promote issues regarding gender equity in the athletic department.