Dynamic Leaders with Colin Cerniglia; Episode 49: Success in Athletics, Academics and Life with Kristina Navarro

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On today's episode of the Dynamic Leaders podcast, Colin is joined by Kristina Navarro. Kristina is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Leadership Development and Strategic Partnership at Rutgers University. She is also a former collegiate athlete, having participated in rowing and track & field, and she has over a decade of experience in athletic administration and higher education.

Topics include: Kristina's Who Are You segment (2:15), what type of sports she played growing up (3:20), when she first began thinking about life after sports (5:49), where she got her amazing internal drive from (8:23), what her goals were when she first got into athletic administration (9:29), what brought her to Rutgers University and the excitement of leading an up-and-coming program (10:56), her process for building a program and leading it (15:06), how to balance athletics and academics in a collegiate leadership program (18:29), the enrollment process for student-athlete leaders at RU (20:36),  how she stays sharp and innovative in the process of her busy day-to-day as a leader (24:44), what success and excellence mean to her (28:07), her involvement in women leadership and why diversity is a key focus (36:27), all the details about her new book! (39:07), the future of the leadership programs at RU and how to give back (42:10), and who a Dynamic Leader is in her life (45:48). 

Get in Touch with Kristina:

Twitter: @DrKMNavarro

**Pre-order the book!** Implementing Student-Athlete Programming: A Guide for Supporting College Athletes


  1. Intro Music: The Boys of Summer - The Ataris (September 8, 2003)

  2. "Who Are You" Segment: Who Are You - The Who (August 1978)

  3. Outro Music: Take It Easy - Eagles (Live: July 27, 1980 - Santa Monica, CA)


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