Niki Toussaint-Whitaker will be entering her seventh year
as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at
Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Whitaker is responsible for the athletic department's NCAA
compliance operations as well as direction of the athletic
department's student-athlete community engagement projects,
including serving as the staff director of the Student-Athlete
Advisory Committee (SAAC). Additionally, as the Senior Woman
Administrator of the department, she provides oversight for Title
Prior to taking on her current role in the department in 2012,
she was responsible for developing annual marketing and advertising
plans for the department, which grew exponentially in public
awareness under her direction from 2006-12.
Whitaker also previously enjoyed a stand-out softball career at
CSU-Pueblo (then-University of Southern Colorado). A power-hitting
left fielder, she was named a NCAA Division II All-American in 2001
and earned the Jessie Banks Female Athlete of the Year Award.
Throughout her career, she was among the league's leaders in
batting average, home runs and RBI, and still holds numerous
CSU-Pueblo career records in home runs and RBI. She also excelled
in the classroom, as she was named NFCA Academic All-American twice
and Academic All-RMAC three times.
In 2009, Whitaker was honored by the Rocky Mountain Athletic
Conference as a member of the RMAC All-Century softball team.
Whitaker, who received her bachelor's degree in Mass
Communications from CSU-Pueblo in 2001, most recently worked at the
Historic Arkansas River Project as a marketing and special events
coordinator. Prior to that, Whitaker served as the membership and
marketing coordinator of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of
Whitaker and her husband, Ben, are parents to three
children: Triston, Kamdyn and Macelyn.