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Week of: Mar 08, 2020

Staff Jane Teixeira, Athletics

Humboldt State University’s next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, Jane Teixeira will be receiving the Order of Parliamentarian Award from the University of Oklahoma College of Law at the annual Order of the Owl Hall of Fame Ceremony, this Thursday, March 12.

The Order of the Owl recognizes OU Law graduates who demonstrate leadership and service through outstanding accomplishments in their legal careers. Teixeira will receive the inaugural presentation of the Order of the Parliamentarian; an award recognizes more recent OU Law graduates for distinguished accomplishments in the first 20 years of their legal career.

Teixeira has 25 years of experience in higher education as an administrator, coach, student-athlete, and leader. Her focus is on supporting student-athletes, mentoring coaches and athletic staff, and maintaining a sustainable, successful program. She is committed to fiscal management, strategic planning, student-athlete welfare initiatives, and diversity and inclusion plans in collegiate athletics.

Prior to being named the Director of Athletics at Humboldt State, Teixeira was the Senior Associate Commissioner and Senior Woman Administrator at The PacWest Athletic Conference. Prior to the role at the PacWest Athletic Conference, Teixeira worked at the University of Southern California, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Texas A&M;International University.

Teixeira was a three-year starter in Softball and received her bachelor’s degree in applied learning and development/sport management with a minor in communication at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Master’s of Education from Southwest Texas State University in physical education with a concentration in physical education/sports administration. In addition, she has earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma.

She has provided leadership on legal issues that intercollegiate athletics face, overseen and directed championship events, and created and implemented diversity and inclusion plans which included hiring practices, conference awards and recognition, and professional development of young coaches and administrators.

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