Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes Staff
Director of Raiders Academic Center for Student-Athletes
Madeline Mulhall was hired as the Director of the Academic Center for Student-Athletes in July of 2019.
The center, housed inside Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, is colloquially referred to as the Raiders Academic Center for Student-Athletes (RAC). Mulhall directs this center, which plays a daily role in retention and academic success for Shippensburg’s student-athletes.
Mulhall’s position provides academic support and programming to ensure that all student-athletes are connected with appropriate resources that support their success. Her regular tasks include the development and coordination of year-round programs and activities designed to support student-athletes’ academic success, retention, and graduation. She also collaborates with Ship’s Learning Center faculty and staff to coordinate tutoring services and academic workshops for student-athletes.
Prior to her appointment as the Director of Academic Center for Student-Athletes, Mulhall served as both the graduate assistant in the Political Science Department and as the intern and event manager for the Department of Athletics.
In her role as the graduate assistant in political science, Mulhall assisted department faculty members with individual research projects and data analysis while also supporting efforts associated with assessments, grading and academic counseling for students. Mulhall also served as a tutor, focusing on the development of effective study habits and writing skills for students while also developing learning resources and academic success plans.
As an intern with athletics, Mulhall held many responsibilities, including collaboration with various campus groups to facilitate Competitive Edge Workshops and student-athlete development programming focusing on academic, personal and career goals. She also updated annual academic and graduation data reports.
As an undergraduate student-athlete, Mulhall was extremely active in a variety of roles on campus. In addition to 88 career games with the softball team from 2015-2018, including two years as a team captain, Mulhall was the president of both the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Shippensburg’s chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). She also served as the female athletics representative for Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA).
Professionally, Mulhall has attended numerous development workshops, including the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar, NCAA Inclusion Forum, the NCAA Career in Sports Forum and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Game Environment Summit. She is currently a member of Women Leaders in College Sports and the Shippensburg University Women’s Consortium.
Mulhall graduated cum laude from Shippensburg in 2018 with a bachelor of arts in political science and a minor in coaching. She then began working on a master’s degree in public administration.