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Tanya Vogel
Tanya Vogel
Title: Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA
Phone: 928-523-8745

Tanya Vogel joined Dr. Lisa Campos' executive leadership team in November 2012 as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator.  At NAU, her responsibilities include oversight of nine sports including women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's soccer, men's tennis, men's and women's indoor track & field, and men's and women's outdoor track & field. Vogel also has supervision of academic support, compliance, sports medicine and strength and conditioning. 

Vogel has served on multiple committees including the NCAA Amateurism Cabinet, the Big Sky Ethical Conduct and Violations Committee, the NAU Student Safety Task Force, as well as the IAC Code of Conduct, Gender Equity Student-Athlete Well-Being and Diversity and Inclusion Group subcommittees.

In 2013, Vogel was selected for the prestigious NCAA Pathway Program, facilitated by Northeastern Athletics Director, Peter Roby, and designed to elevate senior-level administrators to the next step as directors of athletics. NAU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos is an alumna of the program, participating when it was known as the NCAA Fellows Program. Vogel completed the year-long, intensive programming in January 2013. 

Additionally, Vogel has recently been selected to participate in the NACWAA Executive Institute as a member of the 2015 class that will attend training over the summer in Kansas City. This program is designed to teach executive leadership solutions and help advance high-level women administrators to executive positions within athletics.

Vogel arrived at NAU after 13 years at George Washington University, her alma mater, where she served as the head women’s soccer coach and Assistant Director for Athletics Development. She has over 18 years of experience in higher education and athletics.

When hired, Dr. Campos commented, “We are excited to be adding Tanya to the team. She is passionate and energetic about intercollegiate athletics. She is an experienced professional who brings a broad perspective on athletics through being a former student-athlete and head coach.”

During her time at George Washington, Vogel served in a variety of leadership roles. She was charged with developing and implementing internal and external projects, including best practices with Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Services, and Development & Alumni Relations. She also developed and organized “Coaches Roundtables” and assisted with the development of the GW Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.

She represented the athletic department across campus, successfully working with university department directors, the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs and the University President. She was also charged with researching and producing a report used in the creation of the Raise High GW Athletics Strategic Plan.

Vogel served as the head coach of the George Washington women’s soccer program for 12 years. She is a member of the George Washington Athletics Hall of Fame and the Atlantic 10 Silver Anniversary Team in honor of her All-America soccer career.

Vogel received her undergraduate degree in exercise science in 1996 from George Washington. She earned two master’s degrees from George Washington, including a master of science in exercise science and clinical exercise physiology in 1999 and a master of business administration in management in 2006.