Ensure that athletics is a model department in achieving a high level of academic success.
Annually achieve a Federal Graduation Rate that is higher than the rate of the student body.
Achieve a student-athlete grade point average that is above a 3.2 and higher than the student body each semester.
Achieve a Federal Graduation Rate within the minority student-athlete population that is greater than that of the minority student body.
Annually achieve an overall APR score of 985.
Enhance engagement with the University community, the Cedar Valley, and our various constituents throughout Iowa and the United States.
Student-athletes will complete a minimum of 3,000 volunteer hours each academic year.
Increase TC's Kids Club membership to 200 members by 2023.
Increase Varsity Club membership to over 200.
|Varsity Club Members|
Achieve PSC membership in all 99 counties.
To be the best athletics program in the Football Championship Subdivision among public universities.
Finish in the top 100 of the Learfield Sports Director's Cup, first in the MVC and in the top ten among all public FCS universities.
|2016-17||No. 145(106.00 pts)||3rd||26th|
|2015-16||No. 93(201.25 pts)||1st||7th|
|2014-15||No. 122(143.00 pts)||4th||16th|
|2013-14||No. 165(90.00 pts)||6th||33rd|
|2012-13||No. 121(134.25 pts)||5th||13th|
Win the Missouri Valley Conference all sports competition.
|Placed in MVC|
All teams finish in the top 3 of their conference standings.
|Teams that finished in top 3|
|2016-17||9 of 15|
|2015-16||7 of 15|
|2014-15||5 of 15|
|2013-14||4 of 15|
|2012-13||3 of 15|
Diversity and Inclusion
Foster a culture that values diversity and promotes inclusion.
Bring the department into full compliance with all the components of Title IX (participation, scholarships, treatment).
Develop a survey structure for athletic department staff and student-athletes, designed to provide actual feedback on existing culture and climate.
Implement specific mechanisms that will enlarge the pool of applicants to include all protected classes and ensure that representation is maintained throughout the search process.
Attract and retain diverse student-athletes, coaches, and staff who are integrated into the campus community.
Win the NCAA/Minority Opportunities Athletics Association Award for Diversity and Inclusion.
Provide student-athletes an opportunity to practice and compete in first class facilities.
Football Team Meeting Room
Facility will be located on the south concourse of the UNI-Dome and will serve as the primary team meeting location for the football program.Learn More
Basketball Practice Facility
Facility includes coaches' offices, basketball courts, strength and conditioning area, athletics training space, locker rooms, academic center for all student-athletes, department administrative offices and event space.Learn More
McLeod Center Upgrades
Upgrades include replacing the surface and team banners along with possible upgrades to a center hung videoboard and alumni suite.Learn More
Outdoor Track Renovation
The Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track & Field Complex underlying elements are in need of replacement in order to bring the track back to a competition grade surface.Learn More
On Campus Soccer Competition Field
The soccer program's competition field will be moved back to campus and located in the interior of the track.Learn More
Outdoor Artificial Football Turf
Artificial turf will save time and money by minimizing ongoing maintenance and provide a solid surface for practices and other sporting activities.Learn More
UNI-Dome Addition and Renovation
Possibilities include new bowl seating, premium seating and press box upgrades, indoor track resurfacing, restroom, concourse and concession stand upgrades, additional meeting rooms, Hall of Fame Connector upgrades/expansion and coaches' locker room renovations.Learn More
West Gym Upgrades
Upgrades include new practice mats, videoboard, and other venue upgrades.Learn More
Increase annual revenue, maximize all available financial resources and operate within our budget parameters.
Raise $2 million in cash donations to the Panther Scholarship Club (PSC).
Increase the number of PSC members to 2,000.