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    Maria Sanchez
    Maria Sanchez

    Assistant A.D. for Academic Services & Student Dev.

    Alma Mater:
    Millikin University


    Maria Sanchez Elevated to Assistant AD For Academic Services & Student Development

    Sanchez formerly headed Western Michigan's athletic academic services department

    Maria Sanchez has been elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services and Student Development in February 2013, making her a member of Northwestern Athletics senior staff. Sanchez joined the staff in February of 2011. Her duties include supervising the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the PURPLE Peer Mentoring Program, the Freshman Year Experience Program, as well as overseeing other personal and career development programs for NU student-athletes.

    Sanchez came to Northwestern after previously serving as the director of athletics academic services at Western Michigan University. Prior to her time at WMU, Sanchez was a women's basketball assistant coach at her Alma mater, Millikin University, in Decatur, Ill., and served in Millikin's residence life office.

    An Atlanta, Ill., native, Sanchez was a member of Millikin's women's basketball team as an undergraduate where she earned her degree in biology and secondary education. After Millikin, Sanchez graduated from Ball State University with a master's in sports and physical education, with a specialization in sports management.