Mindy Sclaro enters her 11th 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, and the women’s golf programs.
Sclaro earned her Individual Certification from the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. Sclaro prepared the N4A Academic and Life Skills Program Certification Self Study for the Herbst Academic Center in 2011. She has also participated in a number of other programs including Bystander Intervention Training (2010, 2014); 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).
She is a graduate of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) Professional Development Institute’s Leader/Manager 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 Comparative Ethnic Studies at CU.
Prior to CU, she was the athletic director and varsity girls’ soccer coach at the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Colo. (1998-2005) and served as a life skills instructor, student advisor, and was the assistant athletic director from 1996-98. She was named the Mile High League Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2000, and was president of the league from 2003-05.
The former Mindy Cohen is married to Sam Sclaro. She enjoys watching soccer and hitting the trails with her dogs, Mavis, Ruby and Jerry.