Diana Ulrey enters her fifth season
as an academic coordinator after joining the Northern Arizona
athletics staff in September 2008. Ulrey works with the
Lumberjacks’ football, women’s basketball, tennis and
women's volleyball teams. She also oversees the Student Athlete
Advisory Committee (SAAC) and directs the CHAMPS/Lifeskills
Ulrey was already familiar with the NAU campus after working for a year with the Distance Learning department as an accounting specialist. She was responsible for organizing and processing statewide administrative travel reimbursements while ensuring compliance with NAU and travel policies for the state of Arizona. Ulrey also coordinated facility use agreements, master contract and insurance among her many duties with the department.
A resident of Flagstaff for the past seven years, Ulrey spent her first year in northern Arizona as an Interpretive SCA Park Ranger at Wupatki National Monument.
Ulrey attended Clemson University and worked as an NCAA rules and compliance intern in the athletic department. She was also an office assistant in the Clemson University Student-Athlete Enrichment Center. Her other past work experience includes a summer spent as a historical research assistant at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in Skagway, Alaska.
Ulrey was a four-year scholarship member on the women’s rowing team at Clemson where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history in December 2005. While at Clemson, Ulrey was a four-time All-ACC Academic selection. She was named a National Scholar Athlete in 2003 and earned the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Excellence in 2005.
She completed a Master's of Education in Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership from the University of Washington in June 2012.