Shaw Promoted to CCACSA Director of Academic Affairs
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes Executive Director Walt Holliday has announced the promotion of Jason Shaw to Director of Academic Affairs.
Shaw has been a member of the CCACSA staff since August 2008 and was most recently the Associate Director of Academic Affairs. He moves into the position that was vacated in March when Holliday was promoted to Executive Director of the Academic Center.
“We are extremely excited to have Jason step into this role,” said Holliday. “He brings extensive experience in the area of student-athlete development and has played a key role in the overall success of the Academic Center. Through Jason’s alliances on campus with the academic community, he has helped create an environment that has assisted us in developing strategies to meet the various needs of our student-athletes.”
Shaw serves as an academic advisor for the LSU football team, a student-athlete advocate, coordinator of Project Graduation, eligibility coordinator and internship/practicum manager. Project Graduation provides assistance to former student-athletes who have returned to LSU to work on earning their degree. He also served as the planning committee chair of the annual ACSA Drive-In Conference from 2014-16.
“It is an honor and privilege to continue to work with such an amazing staff and talented team at the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes” said Shaw. “I am excited to continue growing professionally and to have the opportunity to work with such an established community at the University and also within the Athletics Department. I am appreciative of the opportunity to work with our student population and have the opportunity to witness them achieve a high level of intellectual and personal development.”
Shaw began his service at LSU as an Academic Advisor and Tutorial Coordinator before receiving sport advising responsibilities in January 2011. During his time on staff, Shaw has advised the following teams: football, men’s basketball, baseball, men’s & women’s golf, men’s & women’s track & field, women’s tennis and softball.
Within the University, Shaw serves on the campus judicial hearing panel through the office of Student Advocacy & Accountability and is an active member of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A). He currently serves on the N4A Student-Athlete Development Committee. In 2018 Shaw was selected to participate in LEAD LSU, a leadership development program for high-performing and emerging leaders within the University. The program focuses on building and enhancing leadership skills to support the University’s strategic objectives.
Prior to coming to LSU, Shaw worked in Student Services for Intercollegiate Athletics at Kansas State. He also served as a graduate assistant in K-State’s event management and operations department from 2006-07.
A former student-athlete in college, Shaw received his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a Social Science Teaching emphasis from the University of Central Missouri. He completed his master’s degree in Higher Education (College Student Personnel and Athletics Administration) at Kansas State in the Fall of 2007. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Extension Education at LSU.