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Steve Duzan, Associate AD for Athletic Academic Services and Director of Vickery Hall, is responsible for all student-athlete development and academic programming at Clemson University. Duzan’s responsibilities include oversight of Vickery Hall staff and personnel, educational programming, budget management and monitoring each athletic team’s NCAA and ACC eligibility, along with their GSR and APR progress. Duzan is also a member of the ACC’s Student-Athlete Welfare Committee, as well as the Initial Eligibility Waiver Committee for Educational Impacting Disabilities with the NCAA.
Duzan comes to Clemson from Florida State University, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services. During his tenure as Assistant Athletic Director at FSU, Duzan had direct oversight of all academic services for student-athletes, including monitoring academic progress and eligibility, budget management, tutoring, mentoring, advising and learning specialist. In addition, he served on various university committees directed towards student success and retention. Duzan was a member of three University Strategic Planning committees focused on student success and retention. In addition, he served on the Leadership Advisory Board, Employee Health Benefits Advisory Committee, Staff Benefits Committee, University Enrollment Management Committee, Student Academic Services Center Policy Committee and Staff Council Employee Relations Committee.
Prior to his position at Florida State, Duzan served four years as the Director of Athletic Academic Services at Indiana State University, and nine years in public education as a teacher, coach, athletic director and school administrator. As a public school administrator, his responsibilities included the professional development, supervision and evaluation for all faculty and staff. In addition, Duzan oversaw the school’s budget, curriculum, academic programming, athletic facilities and scheduling, data assessment and compliance for all learning disabled students.
Duzan earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Millikin University in 1999 and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois in 2006. In May of 2011, he completed his doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership and Administration at Indiana State University. He is currently writing his dissertation and researching mentoring programs involving post-secondary students with the integration of technology. He is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors (N4A) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Duzan is originally from Marshall, IL. He and his wife Lisa have three children, Sophia, and twins Vivien and Preston.