Marcus Sedberry has served the student-athletes of UCF Athletics as the Director of Student Services since July 2008.
In his role, he is charged to develop, supervise, implement and evaluate Life Skills programming for all UCF student-athletes. Such professional programs have included career panels, networking events, job shadowing, professional mentoring, mock interviews and resume writing workshops.
His staff is active in student-athlete living from the moment they walk on campus through the time of graduation. Under his leadership, was the creation of the New Knights Program designated for incoming student-athletes. Sedberry will also assist student-athletes in their preparation for graduate school, advising on applications and entrance test preparation. His department also organizes post-graduate scholarships for student-athletes.
Sedberry also coordinates, plans, markets and monitors community outreach events for student-athletes throughout the Central Florida region.
On daily basis, his department will collaborate with several peer departments within UCF Athletics, including marketing, communications and development, to better increase brand awareness and recognition in the campus and Orlando community by way of student-athlete appearances and engagements.
In addition, Sedberry serves as the administrative liaison to several student-athlete organizations, including the UCF Community Committees, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, CARE Team, Athletic Director's Captains Council and APPLE Team. He is also the chair of the Athletic Department's student welfare committee (CARE Management Team), coordinates the Bright Knights Program with UCF Counseling Center, assists the Faculty Athletic Representative with NCAA and Conference USA Awards and manages the Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund.
Along with his role at UCF Athletics, Sedberry has also served as a consultant for the National Consortium for Academics and Sports since 2009. In that capacity, he plays three key roles as a certified facilitator as a Diversity Trainer, Teamwork Leadership Institute instructor and Mentors in Violence Prevention.
Sedberry received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2006. He earned a master's of business administration from UCF in 2007. While at Nebraska, Sedberry was a member of the Cornhuskers' track and field team, as well as membership in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
His career, so far, has come with several accomplishments. Sedberry was part of the NCAA Leadership Institute - Class of 2011; an author of BE YOU! 10 Essential Qualities to Becoming an Exceptional You!; co-author of 100 Pioneers: African Americans Who Broke Color Barriers in Sports with Dr. Richard Lapchick; co-founder of Hope for Stanley Foundation - provide people in sports volunteer opportunities in areas affected by natural disasters; National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics - John McLendon Scholarship 2006; inducted in Culture Center Hall of Fame - University of Nebraska; two-time Inductee into the Scholars and Leaders of Distinction Hall of Fame - Nebraska; five-time Big 12 Track and Field Team Champion; and seven-time Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll.