Swenson joins Minot State University admin team as compliance director
Minot State University has hired Steven Swenson as the Athletic Departmentís assistant athletic director-compliance and student life, Athletic Director Rick Hedberg announced.
Swenson began his career with Minot State in May and helped finalize the Beavers final annual report to the NCAA as MSU continues the process toward full NCAA Division II membership, expected to be announced in July.
As Minot Stateís assistant athletic director-compliance and student life, Swenson will be in charge of all aspects of NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference rules and regulations.
"Steven brings a solid background in compliance at the DII level with his experience from his time at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside," said Hedberg. "Parkside has a strong compliance program so we are excited to implement some of his ideas. He will be a great addition, assisting us as we move to the NSIC for the 2012-13 academic year."
Along with his duties involving NCAA and NSIC rules, Swenson will work closely with Minot State's Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the Gender/Minority Issues Committee and the Athletic Advisory Council.
Swenson comes to Minot State after spending a year at the UW-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis., where he was a compliance assistant. During his time at Parkside, Swenson developed the school's compliance manual used to educate coaches on NCAA and conference rules. He also assisted with UW-Parkside's compliance orientation and rules education meetings for coaches and student-athletes.
Swenson is a recent graduate of Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, where he earned juris doctor and a National Sports Law Institute's sports law certificate in May. He was a staff member of the Marquette Sports Law Review and a member of the Sports Law Society.
The Raymond, Minn., native graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2006.