Sport Management Alumni Association

SMAA Reunion
Alumni at the 2017 Alumni Reunion held at Wichita State University

The Sport Management Alumni Association creates, maintains and enhances relationships among sport management alumni, students, faculty and other constituents that will foster loyalty, interest and support for the program and one another. The association provides alumni with a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in sport management.

The Sport Management Alumni Association attains its mission by:

  • Generating funds in support of the program (e.g., student scholarship)
  • Hosting alumni reunions for program alumni and students
  • Pairing students with professionals in the SMAA mentoring program

If you would like to become a member you can pay the membership fees online or mail in a registration form. A list of membership tiers is listed below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Sport Management at (316) 978-5758 or sport.management@wichita.edu.





Sport Management Alumni Directory




Electronic Newsletter Distributed Eight Times Annually




WSU Sport Management Gift




Lifetime Member Recognition Plaque




Recognition at Sport Management Alumni Events




Thank you to the Shocker-Level members in the Sport Management Alumni Association:

Michael Argabright Aaron Dietz Alex Learned James Nicas  
Jason Ault Ken Fogel Sherri Light Kevin Olivett  
Jordan Bass Amy Foreman Kevin McCormick Adam Spratt
Paul Colwell Tyler Harrison Megan Morgan Carol Swenson  
Nathan Delzer John Krogstrand Darren Nelson   Korey Torgerson

2017-18 Sport Management Alumni Association Officers

President: Korey Torgerson
Executive Vice President: James Nicas
VP - Special Events: Tyson Billings
VP - Marketing: Jordan Bass
Treasurer: Sheri Light
Secretary: Megan Morgan

JPEG Image Annual Report and Alumni Directory

» Download the 2016-17 SMAA Annual Report

Each year the Sport Management department distributes an Alumni Directory which includes contact information for alums of the Wichita State Sport Management program. If you're an alum and would like to be included or need to update your information please complete the Alumni Directory Update form. If you are interested in advertising your business in the Sport Management Alumni Directory please contact sport.management@wichita.edu or (316) 978-5445.

» View the 2017 Alumni Directory

JPEG Image Alumni Reunions

The Sport Management Alumni Association (SMAA) hosts a biannual alumni reunion. The reunions are a chance for alums, faculty and current students to network and reconnect with old friends. The last alumni reunion was hosted in February 2017 on the Wichita State campus. The alumni reunion included breakout sessions, networking, keynote speaker and a banquet. The 2017 Alumni Reunion also included a Wichita State Men's Basketball game.


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The Sport Management Alumni Association (SMAA) and the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) are partnering on a student-alumni mentoring program. Interested SMSA members are paired with WSU sport management alumni working in jobs related to the students' interests. Mentors and mentees will communicate on several occasions throughout the year regarding job opportunities in the field, resume development and navigating the job market. To sign up, please contact Dr. Mark Vermillion, Department Chair, at 316-978-5444 or mark.vermillion@wichita.edu.