IU appoints Jenna Jerden as Director of Compliance

  • 08/22/2008 1:33 pm in

jjerden.jpegIU sent out a press release this morning to announce the hiring of Jenna Jerden as the Director of Compliance. Here is the complete release:

Indiana University Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Dr. Grace Calhoun and Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Ian Rickerby have announced the hiring of Bloomington native Jenna Jerden as its new Director of Compliance.

“Jenna’s experiences at the NCAA and her time spent at IU will serve her immediately as she begins this on-campus position,” said Rickerby. “I am confident that she will hit the ground running and be another invaluable member of our Compliance Services office.”

She will be responsible for acting as the primary contact for all constituents for rules interpretations, overseeing the monitoring of rules compliance and assisting with rules education in the position.

“I was very impressed with Jenna and believe she will have a lot to offer to Indiana University,” said IU Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan. “Her experiences will be a tremendous asset to our department.”

She began work at the NCAA in the summer of 2006, and for the past two years she has worked regularly with the NCAA as a part-time coordinator, while completing law school.

“I am very excited to be given this opportunity, and to be a part of the IU athletic department,” said Jerden.

While working for the NCAA, she gained invaluable insight into the workings of membership institutions and the legislative philosophy of Division I athletics. As a part-time coordinator she has balanced various duties working within both the public call center and the student-athlete reinstatement team. Additionally, she gained valuable experience reviewing and interpreting NCAA legislation on a variety of issues.

In addition to working with the NCAA, Jenna interned within the athletics compliance office at IUPUI in 2007 and with the office of the director of athletics at IU in 2005, where she was able to gain valuable insight into the impact of NCAA legislation on campus.

Jenna recently completed her Doctor of Jurisprudence at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee in 2004.

She will reside in Bloomington.

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  • Casey

    eh….id do her

  • fergrad

    I spent the last 3 years attending law school with Jenna. She is an awesome person who will do a great job. Congratulations Jenna!

  • Millport

    It won't be long before JD's are in charge of all athletic deparments.

  • JerryCT

    Reading and interpreting rules and regulations are one thing. SYstems and procedures for compliance are another. I hope she does well in both required areas and even more importantly has the authority to enforce compliance. I am not a big fan of the Athletic Dept hosting the COmpliance Dept . I see too many conflicts of interest .

    My top 5 players left off the top 10 list are : Rayl, Woodson, McCracken, VanArsdales, Herbie Lee

  • MikeinNC

    I am by no means questioning her credentials or qualifications for this job, but I don't understand for the life of me why Greenspan is making this hire given that he has essentially been disgraced for the way the basketball program managed its compliance efforts during his tenure…

  • JerryCT

    Good point , but I suspect he felt he needed to act decisively while the NCAA was still deliberating “insitutional control” among its charges. Another and perhaps better question is why we have him still on the job .at all.

  • tberry

    I know IU needs to move on somethings without delay but it seems to me that Greenspan is a lame duck and I'm wondering why this decision and more importantly the length and $ involved in Crean's contract are being done without any thought to what a new AD may think appropriate.

  • fergrad

    Jenna has had past experience working with the IU athletic department and worked with the NCAA throughout law school. She is highly qualified to take the job. I believe that Rickerby is her direct superior, so it is likely that he was the one behind the hire more so than Greenspan. Jenna knew most the people in the athletic department and most of those people will be staying on staff after Greenspan, so I believe they hired someone who is highly competent and will work well with others that she knew from past experience. Again, I don't think that Greenspan was the driving force behind this hire

  • JerryCT

    Basketblog says we have a verbal from a top 100 guard for 2011. I always wonder about verbals so far in advance and why we are so good at guards but not as good at landing bigs…………….so far

  • What's the alternative? Not hire anyone until January? Allow the compliance office to spend a full semester trying to work a man down?

    And trust me, Greenspan did not make this hire. He does not have a lot of contact with the hirings on that level. The hire was made by Ian Rickerby with input from Grace Calhoun.

  • MikeinNC

    of course not, don't be silly…..the alternative is for the hiring to be made and announced by someone else in the administration…a special assistant to the president, a specially appointed committee, the person within the athletic department that actually made the decision (and is untainted by the events of the Sampson era) but not to have it made or announced by the guy that is absorbing a big part of the blame for how things got out of control to begin with….whether he made the actual decision or not, he should be out of the process completely on any significant decisions for the future…and this is one of the most significant…

  • JerryCT

    Basketblog says we have a verbal from a top 100 guard for 2011. I always wonder about verbals so far in advance and why we are so good at guards but not as good at landing bigs…………….so far

  • What's the alternative? Not hire anyone until January? Allow the compliance office to spend a full semester trying to work a man down?

    And trust me, Greenspan did not make this hire. He does not have a lot of contact with the hirings on that level. The hire was made by Ian Rickerby with input from Grace Calhoun.

  • MikeinNC

    of course not, don't be silly…..the alternative is for the hiring to be made and announced by someone else in the administration…a special assistant to the president, a specially appointed committee, the person within the athletic department that actually made the decision (and is untainted by the events of the Sampson era) but not to have it made or announced by the guy that is absorbing a big part of the blame for how things got out of control to begin with….whether he made the actual decision or not, he should be out of the process completely on any significant decisions for the future…and this is one of the most significant…