Northwestern State hires Chievous as director for student-athlete development

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Jasmine Chievous has been hired as Northwestern State’s Director for Student-Athlete Development, director of athletics Greg Burke announced Friday.

Chievous’ hiring is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, which oversees NSU.

Cheivous spent the previous two-plus years as Troy’s Life Skills and Academic Coordinator, where she served as the academic coordinator for women’s basketball, women’s soccer and men’s tennis.

She developed and supervised the life skills program as well.

Other duties included advising the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, conducting the athletic department’s first full awards ceremony, offering career counseling and was the department liaison for the regional and state Special Olympics.

Chievous spent more than two years at the University of Missouri, where she earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology.

Her work experience as an intern then a graduate assistant included serving as the academic coordinator for basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, wrestling and swimming and diving at different points in her tenure. Those duties included helping at-risk student-athletes with course selection, time management and study strategies.

A Provost Scholar at Fisk University, Chievous earned a Spanish degree in 2010, also serving as an administrative assistant to the athletic director.

Chievous was an adjunct instructor in psychology at Troy. Other professional opportunities include being a committee member for the National Association of Student-Athlete Development and a member of the National Association for Athletic Academic Advisors.