MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Bethel (Tenn.)’s Malissa Vaughn has been named the SSAC Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletic Director of the Year award winner, the league office announced Monday.
- Each conference selects one winner, and the NAIA winner will be chosen from those honorees in September
- Vaughn has served as FAR for the last 13 seasons and is a member of the SSAC’s eligibility committee
- She filled in as the SSAC’s interim eligibility chair last year
They Said It
SSAC Commissioner Mike Hall: “She is without any doubt one of the leading administrators within the SSAC. It is very obvious that she loves students and working with them to achieve their academic and life-long goals.”
Bethel President Dr. Walter Butler: “Mrs. Vaughn has an impeccable reputation and rapport with faculty, students and staff while serving as liaison between intercollegiate athletics and academics. She exhibits character, integrity and morals while performing her duties.”
Mrs. Vaughn said, “I am honored to receive this award. There are many others who are certainty worthy as well. I am blessed to work with everyone at Bethel, the SSAC and the NAIA.”