Mindy Sclaro enters her ninth year as an Associate Director of Academics at the University of Colorado serving as Academic Coordinator for the Herbst Academic Center. Her caseload includes the men’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball and women’s golf programs.
In addition to her responsibilities with the men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s golf programs, Sclaro prepared the N4A Academic and Life Skills Program Certification Self Study for the Herbst Academic Center in 2011.
She has also served on a number of other programs including the National Survey of Student Engagement Committee (2009); Learning Specialist Search Committee Chair (2008, 2012); Safe Zone Ally Training (2008); and the NCAA Certification Academic Integrity Committee (2007). Sclaro is a graduate of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) Professional Development Institute’s Leader/Manger Track.
Sclaro earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from Ithaca College in 1987 with a focus on therapeutic intervention. While at Ithaca, she was a member of the lacrosse team. Sclaro earned her master's degree in sport management from Northern Colorado in 2001. Currently, she is pursuing a graduate certificate in ethnic studies at CU with specific interest in the performance of race and identity.
She joined the CU staff in 2005 as a life skills program intern and was promoted to her current position in March of 2006.
Prior to CU, she was the athletic director and varsity girls soccer coach at the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Colo. From 1998-2005, Sclaro served as a life skills instructor, student advisor and was the assistant AD from 1996-1998. She was named the Mile High League Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2000 and was president of the league from 2003-2005.
The former Mindy Cohen is married to Sam Sclaro. She enjoys playing soccer and running with her dogs, Mavis and Ruby.