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Torre Chisholm is the Director of Athletics at Portland State University, an FCS school in the Big Sky Conference. Torre discusses the opportunities and challenges at the largely commuter campus in a major metropolitan area with multiple professional sports franchises. [Editor note: Chisholm recently announced his resignation from Portland State, effective October 31, 2014.]

Timeline

00:44 – Career Path
02:47 – The job is 90% human resources management
05:26 – Football vs Non-football
08:32 – Epitome of an Urban Campus
13:52 – Engaging the Student Body
17:15 – Reaching non-Alumni Fan Base
21:18 – On Leadership
24:10 – Advice for Up & Comers
27:19 – Strong Candidate Characteristics

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Torre recommends reading industry trade journals.

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