Carmel, Ind. – Commissioner Jay Jones has announced that the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) named Stacey LaDew, a former HCAC student-athlete, to serve as the conference's Associate Commissioner and Senior Woman Administrator beginning July 22, 2019. In her role, LaDew will oversee all communications and media relations, assist in the administration of conference championships, and serve as the Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Advisor.
"We are excited to welcome Stacey into this role at the conference office," Jay Jones said. "She possesses tremendous talents, ideas, and skills. Her experience and passion as an HCAC student-athlete at Transylvania stood out to me during the interview process. Because of her enjoyable experience, she has turned a passion for college athletics into an impressive administrative career. She will now use that background and perspective to help us tell our conference's story and elevate the HCAC brand."
LaDew comes to the Carmel-based office from The College at Brockport - State University of New York, where she has served as Director of Athletic Communication and Media Relations for the last four years.
Prior to her work at The College at Brockport, LaDew spent two years at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where she served as the college's first Sports Information Director. Prior to her time at Rhodes, LaDew served as the assistant sports information director at her alma mater, Transylvania University.
LaDew earned a bachelor's degree in writing, rhetoric and communications from Transylvania in 2012. LaDew was also a two-year member of the Pioneer volleyball team and served as a student assistant coach. As an undergraduate student, she served the office of sports information in various capacities, including student coordinator, commentator for the men's and women's basketball teams, and statistician for men's and women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, baseball, softball and men's and women's lacrosse.
LaDew also earned a Master of Science in Athletic Administration from Coker College in 2015.
The HCAC was founded in 1998 and includes ten NCAA Division III institutions across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky: Anderson University, Bluffton University, Defiance College, Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Transylvania University.