Sylvia F. Nadler
Professor Emerita, Leadership Studies
William Jewell College
Sylvia Nadler is a Professor Emerita at William Jewell College where she directed the Leadership Studies Program from 1994-2004. Nadler went to WJC in 1990 as Chair of the Physical Education Department and was instrumental in securing equitable funding for the female athletes of William Jewell College and in securing a permanent endowment for the Leadership Studies Program. Nadler was co-director of the week-long PKAL Leadership Institutes for the Faculty for the 21st Century and the PKAL Leadership Initiative, and was co-presenter of experiential leadership activities at the PKAL Summer Institutes and various PKAL meetings. Nadler is the former Director of Athletics and the Physical Education Department Chair at Wayland Baptist University, has served as President of the NAIA’s Athletics Directors’ Association, and was on the executive committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics for three years. In 1986-87, she was named the NAIA’s National Athletics Administrator of the Year.