Leadership Lessons From Leaders In Collegiate Sports

The UWF College of Business meets with different successful leaders to discuss different leadership lessons in a roundtable setting.



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Dr. Alison Green, Facilitator

A Conversation With Leaders in Collegiate Sports

In June 2020, Dr. Alison Green, chair of UWF's Global Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, facilitated a roundtable leadership lesson where the discussion about effective leadership was continued.

This time, the discussion was held between four leaders within collegiate sports. Dr. Richard Fountain, Dean of the UWF College of Business, was also present in the conversation. The four leaders that were present during the leadership roundtable discussion were:

  • - Bill Carr, President of CarrSports Consulting, LLC
  • - Keith Carter, Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Athletics at The University of Mississippi
  • - Dave Scott, Athletics Director of University of West Florida
  • - Bill Vilona, Award-Winning Journalist of the Pensacola News Journal and Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Questions that were addressed at the roundtable include:

  • - What leadership skills are helping through these unfamiliar times?
  • - How will the landscape for collegiate sports change?


Bill Carr

Bill Carr founded CarrSports Consulting, LLC as one of the true pioneers in executive search and management consulting firms exclusively serving intercollegiate athletics. Carr is nationally known and respected for his integrity and over 40 years of significant contributions to intercollegiate athletics. 

Keith Carter

Keith Carter, a former Rebel All-American basketball player and long-time senior staff member of the Ole Miss athletics department, was named Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics on November 22, 2019 by University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce. 

Dave Scott

Dave Scott started his term as athletic director at the University of West Florida on May 21, 2008. During his time leading the department, UWF athletics has seen unprecedented growth while its teams continue to enjoy success. Scott was honored by his peers following the 2013-14 season, earning a NACDA Division II Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year award.

Bill Vilona

Bill Vilona came to Pensacola 30 years ago and has become the premier print journalist in the panhandle. Having started with the Gannett News Service in 1987, Vilona covered Florida State football for nine seasons, Atlanta Braves spring training, the 1994 FIFA World Cup, among other high-profile events. In 2005 he transitioned back to Pensacola full time as the primary UWF beat writer.