Shannon Sousa Named Quinnipiac Athletics' Academic Coordinator

HAMDEN, Conn. – Shannon Sousa ’03, ’05 has been named the academic coordinator for the Quinnipiac Department of Athletics, as announced by Director of Athletics & Recreation Jack McDonald.

“Shannon brings significant experience and enthusiasm to Quinnipiac,” McDonald said. “We look forward to Shannon working with Lyneene Richardson to enhance the total development of our student-athletes."

Sousa has been an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac since August 2010, specializing in methods of student engagement, intellectual responsibility, and critical writing and reading. Sousa currently teaches “QU 101: Individual in the Community”, “QU 201: Social Diversity Across Communication Forums” and “JRN 160: Introduction to Media Writing”.  In addition to her role at Quinnipiac, Sousa was also an adjunct professor in Mitchell College’s Communication Arts Department. She also previously instructed at Three Rivers Community College.

“I am enthusiastic for this new opportunity. It will allow me to utilize my skills and experience as an educator in a new way,” Sousa said. “I plan to assist student-athletes in making positive educational choices and monitor their progress to help balance their academics and sports career at Quinnipiac. I am thrilled to be a part of the athletics department staff.”

From 2008 to 2010, Sousa was the assistant director in the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs at Quinnipiac. Her role with the department involved managing and planning alumni, student and parent events, coordinating marketing communications and collaborating on projects with administrators, alumni, students, parents, businesses and community organizations.

Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, Sousa was an associate editor for a healthcare management publication from 2007 to 2008 before serving as the sports editor for the Times Community Newspapers in New London, Conn. from 2004 to 2007.

Sousa graduated from Quinnipiac with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication in 2003 and a master’s degree in journalism in 2005.

Quinnipiac University – Shannon Sousa ’03, ’05 named Athletics’ Academic Coordinator.