UCF Athletics planning service-learning trip to Panama in May.
Jessica Reo was promoted to UCF's senior associate athletics director for student services in July 2008. She also serves as the school's senior woman administrator.
The role of SWA is an important one in college athletics, especially in the governance structure of Conference USA. In that role, Reo will represent UCF in conference dealings pertaining to scheduling, championships and legislation. Reo will also serve as UCF's liaison for gender equity and Title IX issues.
In addition, Reo serves as administrator of several UCF teams, including women's rowing, cross country, men's and women's tennis, women's basketball and women's track and field. She also acts as the department's liaison with Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA), supervises the Departments of Sports Medicine and Student Services, and is a member of the NCAA Division I Rowing Committee.
Reo worked in the athletics compliance office at UCF starting in 2003. Prior to coming to UCF, she spent seven years at the University of Miami. There she served as a compliance coordinator for rules education and documentation for three years and spent four years as a compliance coordinator for athletic services.
Reo graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from Florida State University. During her undergraduate years she worked in the Seminoles' Sports Information Office and then completed a media relations internship with the Atlantic Coast Conference office after graduation. She spent two years as an assistant sports information director at Clemson University before taking a job in compliance at Miami.
She earned a master's degree in sport and fitness from UCF.