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Associate Athletics Director - Ncaa Compliance

Updated 7/20/05

Chris Howard was named LSU’s Associate Athletics Director for Compliance in December of 2003, coming to Baton Rouge from the NCAA Office in Indianapolis.

Howard served as assistant director of enforcement services at the NCAA for two years after one year as a representative for agent, gambling and amateurism issues.

At LSU, Howard serves as the compliance coordinator and liaison between LSU and the NCAA and SEC offices for NCAA rules interpretations and other matters. He is also responsible for developing and coordinating educational components for staff, student-athletes, booster organizations and entities outside the athletics department on NCAA and SEC rules and regulations.

Howard was a combat medical specialist in the United States Army from 1986 to 1995 before earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 1997. He earned a master’s degree in education from Kansas in 2001 and a juris doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2001.

After serving an internship at Kansas in facility operations and event management, he was named assistant program supervisor in charge of student support services in 1997. Howard moved into private law practice for two years before joining the NCAA office in 2001.

He and his wife Krista have two children, Chris, Jr., and Olivia.

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