Northern Iowa’s Harris on AD Prep, Key Early Moves

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Contributing 1.Q host Tai Brown starts his conversation with Northern Iowa AD David Harris with an interesting question: “How much did you stick to your original first 90-day plan once you actually began as a new AD?” Listen as Harris shares his thoughts on the need for flexibility, meeting as many key donors as possible, and doing a lot of listening. Harris also shares his “non-negotiables”, which he suggests new ADs execute quickly when beginning a new tenure. Key advice includes focusing on faces: “The one thing you can’t delay is the people part, the relationships.”

David Harris | Director of Athletics | University of Northern Iowa

Past Episodes:
Scott Wetherbee | Vice President & Director of Athletics | Eastern Michigan University

Chrissi Rawak | Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services | The University of Delaware

Anton Goff | Director of Athletics | St. John’s University

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