The Northwestern State academic services staff is back at full strength with the hiring of Amber Aucoin, assistant athletics director for student-athlete development Kaitlyn McCanna announced Monday.
Aucoin joins the NSU staff as an academic coordinator and director of the enhanced academic program after serving in roles at Memphis and West Georgia.
The Georgia native interned at Memphis as an assistant academic counselor, conducting mentoring sessions and monitoring student-athletes.
“We’re ecstatic to welcome Amber to Demonland,” McCanna said. “In this role, she’ll serve as an integral part of our academic and student-athlete development staff by coordinating our efforts to provide support for our at-risk student-athletes.
“She’ll also be the direct coordinator for men’s and women’s track and field, cross country, women’s basketball, and volleyball. Her passion for student-athlete success is evident from her previous work experiences.”
After earning her master’s in education in professional counseling at West Georgia, Aucoin served as an academic coach and in residence life at the university.
She is a member of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals on top of attending numerous conventions and conferences centered around student-athlete achievement in the classroom.
Aucoin received a bachelor’s in psychology from Georgia before serving as a college adviser at Thomson High School as part of the Georgia College Advising Corps.