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Steffes Promoted To Associate Athletic Director, Named Senior Women's Administrator

Jodi Steffes
Jodi Steffes

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Jodi Steffes has been promoted to associate athletic director for administration and development and has also added the duties of senior women's administrator (SWA), it has been announced by Furman athletic director Mike Buddie.

Steffes succeeds Elaine Baker, who served as SWA since 1997 while also directing Furman's Sports Medicine Center.

Steffes was named assistant athletic director for administration and development in September of 2018 after previously holding the title of athletics leadership giving officer for the Paladin Club, the university's athletic scholarship fund-raising arm.

She is completing her fourth year at Furman, having joined the Paladin Club as assistant director in July of 2015.  In that role she has maintained a portfolio of more than 150 Paladin Club prospects and donors while directing numerous stewardship events and assisting in all marketing efforts, initiatives, capital campaigns, and projects.  Over the past four years the Paladin Club has reached its fundraising goals, collecting more than $1 million each year, including a record $1.366 million for the 2017-18 school year.

In addition to her duties with the Paladin Club, she serves as sport administrator for Furman's men's and women's tennis programs, and will now expand those duties to include women's basketball.

Before coming to Furman, Steffes worked as assistant director of the Clemson Tiger Letterwinners Association (2014-15) following a pair of assistant coaching tenures with a Clemson volleyball program she represented with distinction as a player, earning All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors three times (1999-01) and becoming the CU's first four-time all-region honoree.  She still ranks among Clemson' career leaders in many categories and was inducted into Clemson's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2002 and added a master's in counselor education, also from Clemson, in 2013.

Hunter Reid, Athletic Communications