Many of you have already had the pleasure of meeting our next guest. But I realize there are many of you that do not have access to professional development dollars that would give you the access that you would need to meet him. Today, we get to change that. Please welcome Mark Trumbo, Coordinator for Student-Athlete Engagement at Syracuse University. Mark, if you could, please introduce yourself to our listeners.
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Mark Trumbo serves as Coordinator of Student-Athlete Engagement and oversees The S-Project student-athlete development program. He joined the athletics department staff in August 2013.
In June 2016, Trumbo launched The S-Project. This unique, comprehensive program was designed to equip Syracuse student-athletes with the skills and knowledge to have a successful career at Syracuse University and beyond. This outcome-based life skills program will focus on four areas including, career readiness, financial education, healthy relationships and wellness, and personal development. The program partners with various campus resources and leverages opportunities available to all Syracuse students. Programming is specifically designed to engage student-athletes in all stages of their Syracuse career.
Trumbo also advises the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), comprised of student-athlete representatives from all 20 varsity sports. The SAAC has earned the ‘One University Award’ recognizing the top student organization on campus. The group is heavily involved in community outreach and discussing opportunities to improve the quality of life for student-athletes at Syracuse.
In 2017, Trumbo was awarded the John Maxwell Transformational Leader Top 100 Award. This national award recognized leaders across all industries making a significant impact in their community and leadership initiatives and was named to Central New York’s “40 Under Forty” list, which recognizes local professionals under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership through their business accomplishments and community involvement.
Prior to becoming Student-Athlete Engagement Coordinator, Trumbo was the academic coordinator for men’s and women’s soccer and cross country/track and field.
Trumbo is an active committee member on the ACC Student-Athlete Welfare Committee and Life Skills Metrics Working Group.
Prior to joining the Orange Trumbo worked at Ball State University where he held a similar position for more than four years. In his time at Ball State he provided academic service to more than 450 student-athletes. Trumbo created the SASS Choice Award for upperclassmen male and female student-athletes who demonstrated a high interest in academic achievement. In addition, he started the TAKE FLIGHT student-athlete development program, which focused on leadership, career and personal development.
Trumbo is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A). Trumbo served as chair for the Research Committee from 2014-2015.
Previously, Trumbo served as the head golf coach at Burris Laboratory School in Muncie, Ind. and as an intern for the Erie SeaWolves.
Trumbo earned a bachelor’s degree in personal finance and real estate from Clarion University and a Master’s degree in physical education sports management with a concentration in higher education from Ball State.
Trumbo lives in Liverpool, N.Y. with his wife, Kristy, and their children Avery and Grant.