A member of the Director of Athletics’ executive team, Shondell Reed oversees UW’s five-member compliance staff. He also oversees the department’s strength and conditioning, equipment, and athletic training staffs. Additionally, Reed serves as lead administrator for nine varsity programs – men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country and track, men’s and women’s rowing and women’s basketball.
Actively engaged in intercollegiate athletics nationally, Reed currently serves on the Pac-12 Rules Working group and the NCAA Cross Country and Track & Field Committee.
Reed arrived at Washington after spending the previous eight years as an administrator at Colgate University. As Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Reed administered budgets for all 23 varsity programs, club sports, and recreational sports. In addition, he served as liaison to the University’s advancement office. Reed also oversaw all internal departmental units and worked closely with both the offices of admission and financial aid, working to develop policies for admitting student-athletes and administering athletic scholarships. On campus, he participated as a member of the Staff Affirmative Oversight Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Diversity Council. Reed was also engaged off-campus as part of the Patriot League Sport Management Committee and sportsmanship committees. At the national level, he served on the NCAA Initial Eligibility Waivers Committee and the Division I Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet. In spring 2010, he served as Colgate’s Acting Director of Athletics. Prior to Colgate, Reed worked in the compliance office at The Ohio State University.
Reed received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Cal State Fullerton. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and Master of Arts in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.