Joel Vickery is in his second academic year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services at Eastern Washington University. He joined the department in March 2013.
In this role, he manages the athletic compliance program at Eastern Washington University. Among his duties are educating and monitoring student-athletes, coaches, boosters and administrators on NCAA, Big Sky Conference and Eastern Washington University rules and bylaws. He handles matters related to financial aid and issues rule interpretations. He is also an advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Prior to coming to EWU, Vickery worked at Big Sky Conference member Idaho State University, and most recently at The University of Memphis.
At Memphis, Vickery served as the Director of Compliance for the Tiger’s Athletic Department. He was the liaison to the office of student-athlete academic support and the university registrar. In addition to supervising the work of the compliance staff, he was also the compliance contact for football and softball, and handled compliance issues related to eligibility and recruiting.
As Idaho State University’s Director of Athletic Compliance from June 2008 to August 2012, Vickery was responsible for managing the compliance program. He assisted the school through the third cycle of NCAA Certification and several compliance audits.
An active participant on ISU committees, Vickery served on the Athletic Compliance Committee, Academic Progress Program Committee, Campus Recreation Board and the ISU Policies and Procedures Committee. He was also the Meet Director for the 2010 Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship held in Pocatello, Idaho.
Prior to being appointed as the Director of Compliance, Vickery was an intern and compliance coordinator in ISU’s Athletic Department from 2006-2008.
A graduate of Idaho State University, Vickery completed his bachelor’s degree in political science and spanish in 2006, and a master’s degree in athletic administration in 2007. He is also a doctoral candidate in ISU’s Department of Educational Leadership.
Vickery was a football student-athlete and letter winner at Idaho State University from 2002-2004, helping the Bengals win the 2002 Big Sky Conference Championship.
Vickery and his wife, Emily, reside in Cheney with their four children, Bodelle (7), Cambell (6), Maxwell (3) and Danzelle (1).