Three veteran NSU staffers earn promotions


Veteran Northwestern State athletic administrators Adam Jonson, Haley Tatiano and Dustin Eubanks have been promoted by director of athletics Greg Burke.

Jonson is now senior associate athletic director. Tatiano has added the Senior Woman Administrator role along with her job as assistant athletic director for development and marketing. Eubanks, NSU’s longtime director of NCAA compliance and an assistant AD, is now associate athletic director for compliance and special services, said Burke.

The promotions are pending approval by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State.

Jonson has oversight for all revenue producing initiatives in the department, notably the annual fund, endowment/deferred giving, sponsorships, tickets, merchandising, special events, licensing royalties, and tailgating, and related staff members. He serves as Executive Director of the Demons Unlimited Foundation.

Jonson is the administrator overseeing the equipment room, which includes management of the department’s Adidas contract. He manages marketing and promotions and game management operations for all sports, and is the athletic director’s sport liaison for softball and volleyball.

Jonson, in his fifth year on the full-time athletic staff after four years as a student staff member in sports information, returned to his alma mater three years ago as the chief development officer for athletics and has continually added responsibilities since.

“While the external relations part of his job is highly visible, Adam does so much behind the scenes work for our department which may go unnoticed externally but internally, makes a huge difference for our coaches and staff,” said Burke. “He is well-respected both on-campus and in the community as an individual who functions every day with a great deal of passion, energy and creativity. He has unselfishly assumed additional responsibilities beyond external relations almost from the moment he returned to NSU three years ago and this promotion, with even more responsibilities, reflects his value to our department.”

Tatiano has taken over as the primary administrator for all women’s sports and has specific oversight for soccer and men’s and women’s track and field. She is directly responsible for Demons Unlimited Foundation annual fund campaign, deferred/endowment giving, and the N-Club athletic letterwinners organization. She assists with game management operations and manages most special events conducted by NSU Athletics.

Tatiano, who set the school pole vault record in 2006 as a senior competitor for the Lady Demons, is a candidate for a doctoral degree while her departmental duties expand.

“As a former NSU student-athlete, Haley is a perfect fit for the Senior Woman Administrator role. She has also gained experience as a coach and now as an administrator, making her perspective that more valuable to our student-athletes and department,” said Burke. “She has made great strides in working with the Demons Unlimited Foundation annual fund and in rejuvenating the N-Club and has thus positioned herself well for this increased level of responsibility.”

Eubanks, nearing his 20th anniversary on the administrative staff, remains as the primary staff member with oversight for the university’s NCAA rules compliance program. He has added responsibilities for oversight of special services for the department, including the bookstore, dining service, and residential living office. He remains as Burke’s sport liaison for baseball.

“Dustin has been a loyal and valuable member of our department for nearly 20 years, including the last 15 during which he has overseen the ever-changing and intricate area of NCAA rules compliance,” said Burke. “He also dedicates time and energy to several other areas of our department, including academics serving as a liaison with several other units on campus such as the dining service and housing. He is well-respected by coaches, staff, and student-athletes and I am pleased to recognize his many contributions with this promotion.”

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