|Position:||Associate AD/Student Services|
|Other Position:||Director of Academics|
|Alma Mater:||Miami, Ohio '83/Northern Colorado '09|
Kris Livingston is in her 19th year at the University of Colorado, her second as the associate athletic director for student services, promoted to the position in the spring of 2014. She had been promoted to an assistant athletic director in 2010.
Included in her role is her seventh year as the director of academic support services, overseeing the Herbst Academic Center which provides year-round academic support to all of CU’s approximately 350 student-athletes. She was an assistant director for the area until being named its director on May 24, 2007.
Former football coach Dan Hawkins credited her organization and philosophy about academics as one of the strongest factors for the football team’s back-to-back record years for grade point average for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. And under coaches Jon Embree and Mike MacIntyre, football has continued to set record GPA figures and graduation rates, as have several others among CU’s 17 intercollegiate programs.
She joined the CU staff in May 1997, hired by then-women's basketball head coach Ceal Barry to be the program's first-ever Director of Basketball Operations. She spent eight seasons in that position until Barry's retirement from coaching in March of 2005.
Livingston came to Boulder from Littleton, Colo., where she was a senior consultant at USA Group Noel-Levitz, an educational consulting firm that is hired by colleges to help recruit and retain students. Prior to that, Livingston spent eight years at Iowa State University as an assistant women's basketball coach (1984-89), admissions counselor (1989-91) and telecounseling coordinator (1991-92).
Livingston earned her master's degree in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado in August 2009. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in May 1983, where she was a four-year letterwinner on Miami's women's basketball team and earned first-team All-Mid-American Conference and first-team Academic All-MAC honors. In August 1997, she was inducted into Miami's Hall of Fame, only the second women's basketball player to be so honored.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, she graduated from Lake High School in Millbury, Ohio, in 1979. A three-sport athlete, she was an inaugural member of her high school Hall of Fame in 1983.