Jan. 26, 2020
Amy Jungkeit officially began duties as Biola's Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance on Aug. 24, 2015. She joins Biola's staff following seven years at Golden State Athletic Conference rival school, Vanguard University.
"I was attracted to Biola, because I actually wanted to come here as a student," said Jungkeit. "Knowing the few faculty and staff I knew here already, and seeing what quality people they are and knowing their character, I knew the university played into that and I desired to be a part of that."
Jungkeit joins the athletic department staff at Biola after seven years in roles across the Costa Mesa campus at Vanguard. For her first three years at the institution Jungkeit was the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and served as an admissions counselor for international students.
It was during this time that Jungkeit became immersed in the Vanguard athletic department, as she worked with various coaches to ensure their international student-athletes were taking the necessary steps academically.
After her time in that role, Jungkeit transitioned into a role with the department of business and management at Vanguard. She was the Student Success and Program Coordinator for the department and also taught a few classes.
She was prepared for that role because of her time as a grocery broker before she got hired on at Vanguard.
"We're very excited about Amy," said Athletic Director Dr. Dave Holmquist. "Her references were very strong. We were impressed during the interview process with her ability to learn quickly, her work ethic and the way she relates to other people. We believe that she brings a wide range of abilities to the position and that she will be a great fit for the university and our athletic department."
Jungkeit's passion for athletics comes from her diverse history as an athlete, coach and administrator. She played basketball and softball in high school and continued her softball career into her college years.
After graduating from The Master's College with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science, Jungkeit became a high school teacher and softball coach. She then moved into a role where she ran the adult sports program for the city of Brea for nine years and also refereed flag football and umpired softball contests.
In 2011, she attained a M.A. in education from Vanguard. That degree will serve her well in the roll as Biola's Assistant AD for Compliance, as her daily duties include rules education for the athletic department staff and key staffers across campus.
"I was looking for a career that would allow me to be more involved in my passions, which includes athletics and higher education," said Jungkeit. "It is definitely a great fit, which has made it an easy transition so far. Knowing what Biola believes in and its mission makes it a very easy fit."
She will work closely with Biola's Associate Athletic Director, Dr. Bethany Miller, over the next two years as the Eagles work earnestly on an application and other materials for the transition to NCAA Division II.
"Amy Jungkeit brings a wealth of experience to the assistant athletic director for compliance position," said Miller. "We are confident her business and policy expertise, along with her strong interpersonal skills, will make her an asset to the department for years to come. We are excited to have her join our staff."
Jungkeit currently resides in Orange, California.
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