Lauren Eads Steps Down As Concordia Athletic Director
Lauren Eads was named Concordia's athletic director in 2018 after one year as an associate athletic director for the Cavaliers.
Lauren Eads was named Concordia's athletic director in 2018 after one year as an associate athletic director for the Cavaliers.

Thursday, September 5, 2019
by Concordia Athletic Communications

PORTLAND, Ore. – Concordia University-Portland, Oregon’s largest private, non-profit university, launched a search for a new athletic director, following the transition of its Vice President & Director of Athletics, Lauren Eads, at the end of September, due to a move abroad.

“The Concordia Cavaliers are on firm footing to continue their early NCAA DII successes,” said Eads. “These past three years, it has been an honor to work with our student-athletes who are high achievers on and off the field, led by a respected team of coaches and athletic staff.”

Concordia athletics continues its outstanding results. Under Eads’ leadership, the Concordia Cavaliers started out strong in their first few years of NCAA Division II competition. Concordia has captured the GNAC All-Academic Championship twice in the past three years.

In 2018-19, Concordia University-Portland had 100 student-athletes who earned GNAC all-academic team honors and 59 earned the recognition of all-GNAC team members. In addition, the Cavs earned GNAC championships in softball and women’s soccer in 2019.

The Cavaliers also participated in the NCAA Division II postseason, resulting in six indoor and outdoor track national qualifiers, including an All-American, two women’s golf qualifiers, and three teams qualifying in women’s soccer, men’s golf, and softball

Eads was named Concordia University-Portland's Vice President & Director of Athletics  on Aug. 1, 2018.  Eads assumed her new role after serving as Interim Director of Athletics during the 2017-18 academic year, and, prior to that, as Concordia’s Associate Athletic Director-Business Management.

Prior to coming to Concordia, Eads was on staff at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where she was the Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator.  While in Nashville, Eads was responsible for the marketing, sponsorships and game day promotions for all 17 NCAA Division I programs.  Over her career, she has served as the primary administrator and has directed conference championships for a number of sports, including basketball, softball and volleyball. 

Prior to her stint at Belmont, Eads was the Assistant Director of Marketing at Saint Leo University in Florida and was the Director for Sports Administration for the Missouri Valley Conference.