Message from AD  

Dear Panther Family,

UNI Athletics is proud to introduce Panthers Rising: A Strategic Plan to Achieve Unprecedented Success. Thanks to the input of many across our campus and community, we have created a plan to move our department into the future. Thank you for your support and patience as we worked to create a strategic plan for the first time in the history of our program.

UNI has a reputation across the country for strong academics and competitive athletics. We have won championships, crowned All-Americans and are currently graduating student-athletes at some of the highest rates in our history.

Over the next five years, our plan is to build on these accomplishments to achieve unprecedented success in academics, competition and all of our endeavors.

The development of this strategic plan provides the focus and vision for Panther Athletics. The goals of this plan were developed and prioritized for the exciting and ever-changing landscape of college athletics.

We will work toward our goals by building on the core values of academic excellence, community engagement, competitive excellence, diversity and inclusion, financial accountability, integrity and a focus on the student-athlete experience.

Success in these endeavors will position UNI Athletics to reach an unparalleled level of achievement.

We have set lofty goals, but we believe that we have the passionate student-athletes, coaches, staff and community support to achieve our vision. We invite you to join us as we propel UNI Athletics to new heights and press forward with our eyes fixed on the future.

Thank you again for your support and your loyalty. We will work every day to make you proud to be a member of the Panther family.

Go Panthers!

David Harris | Director of Athletics