DENVER - Director of Athletics Dr. Greg Waggoner announced on Friday that Head Athletic Trainer Robin Wheeler has been named the department's Senior Woman Administrator.
The Senior Woman Administrator is the highest-ranking female in each NCAA athletics department or conference office and is involved in senior-level management decisions.
Wheeler (Scheimer) joined the JWU Denver staff in August 2019 and oversees athletic training for all of the Wildcats' 15 varsity programs and provides direct support for men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country and women's lacrosse. She is also an adjunct professor at JWU and teaches multiple classes in the health sciences department.
"I am honored to be appointed as the Senior Woman Administrator by Dr. Waggoner. I am grateful for the experience of working as part of his team alongside Mike Gallegos and Sean Star," Wheeler said. "I look forward to working with our dynamic athletics staff to continue promoting an outstanding and well-rounded experience for our student-athletes at JWU."
A member of JWU Denver's Athletic Leadership Team, Wheeler will also serve as co-advisor for the university's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) along with Sports Information Director/Fitness Coordinator Sean Star.
"We are excited to have Robin move into the role of Senior Woman Administrator. Robin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position, which will enhance JWU Athletics as we continue our journey forward toward full membership in the NCAA D-III," Dr. Waggoner said. "I am also excited to have Robin and Sean leading our SAAC. Sean has been doing a fantastic job in this area on in an unofficial capacity for a while and he has been stellar leading SAAC through these current unprecedented times. I am very excited about the future of the JWU-Denver SAAC with the leadership and guidance that they will receive from these two proven professionals."
Wheeler earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's of science in athletic training from Ohio University. Prior to JWU, Wheeler was the Director of Sports Medicine at Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) and was previously an assistant athletic trainer at Kenyon College (Gambler, OH), where she was also taught Sports Medicine and Wellness and Anatomy and Physiology.