The Office of Student Academic Success at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce that after a nationwide search Dr. Kacy King, an accomplished academic and athletic leader, will be the new senior associate athletics director and executive director of the Student-Athlete Support Services Office, starting July 6, 2021.
King comes to Ohio State from Florida State University, where she served as assistant dean of Undergraduate Studies and associate athletics director. During her time at Florida State, King oversaw the Student-Athlete Academic Services unit, served as the sport administrator for the swimming and diving program, and taught as an adjunct professor in the department of sport management.
"Kacy is a strong leader who's committed to supporting the academic success of student-athletes," said Dr. Beth Hume, Vice Provost for Student Academic Success. "We’re thrilled to have her join the Office of Student Academic Success and lead the Student-Athlete Support Services Office."
Prior to arriving at Florida State, King worked as academic coordinator for the football and volleyball programs at Duke University from 2007 to 2011. King is also an active member of National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A), where she has served on the Board of Directors since 2016. She is also a member of Women Leaders in College Sports.
Originally from Bexley, Ohio, King received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where she was also a member of the field hockey program. She earned a master's degree in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State. She continued her education at Michigan State, earning her PhD in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education with a cognate in Educational Psychology.
King is married to Andrew King, and they have two daughters, Ellery and Fiona.
King said she’s excited to return home to central Ohio and to officially join the Buckeye family.
"There’s a talented team of student-athlete professionals at Ohio State, and I’m super excited to lead them,” King said. “It’s a dynamic time in our field and at the institution, so what a great opportunity to come home and lead at a place you’ve loved your whole life."