Whitney Rotrock began at USC as an academic counselor in 2011. She has served SAAS in various capacities since then, including Personal Development, Career Development, and Advising. She is currently in a hybrid Personal Development and Advising position, overseeing the Personal Development programming for all 21 sports and coordinating all academic resources for the Men’s & Women’s Tennis and Lacrosse Programs.
In her role as Director of Personal Development Whitney oversees the PD Budget, plans and executes all PD programs and events, develops the curriculum, and serves as the lead facilitator of the Freshman Success Seminar, advises for post-graduate educational opportunities, and coordinates academic honors and fellowship nominations. She also chairs the Athletic Department Health & Wellness Committee and sits on the LGBTQA and Athlete Career Transition Committees.
Whitney came to USC from San Jose State, where she served three years as the Director of Student Services and nearly two years as the Student Services Coordinator. While at SJSU, Whitney oversaw various aspects of Compliance including Athletic Financial Aid and the National Letter of Intent program. In addition, she coordinated all Student-Athlete Affairs programming and served as the advisor for SJSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
A native of Oregon City, Ore., Whitney’s athletics career began at Oregon State, where she worked in the football academic office as a student assistant for four years, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Education. She then spent two years as a graduate assistant at Oregon State, splitting time in the Beaver Athletic Student Fund assisting with donor cultivation and event planning, and in the Athletic Director’s Office completing special projects for the senior staff.
In 2010 Whitney earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from San Jose State and also completed the NCAA/NACWAA (now Women Leaders in College Sports) Institute for Administrative Advancement. Whitney was selected to serve as a facilitator for the 2010 NCAA Division I Regional Leadership Conference and the 2011 NCAA Leadership Forum.
Whitney loves spending time with her friends and family, and can usually be found exploring new hiking trails/campgrounds, on a tennis court, or at a USC competition on the weekends! Passionate about getting more people outdoors while preserving our natural resources, Whitney volunteers for the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club as an outdoor recreation educator and leader for their Wilderness Travel Course.
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