Lindsey Babcock is reuniting with her former boss.
Babcock, who has worked at Kansas State since then-athletics director John Currie hired her in 2012, will now join Currie at Wake Forest. She will serve as the Demon Deacons’ deputy director of athletics for internal operations.
Currie, now Wake Forest’s athletics director, announced Babcock’s hire in a release Monday.
“Lindsey brings proven relationship building skills, expertise in intercollegiate athletics, both on the institutional and conference levels, and problem solving experience to our leadership team,” Currie said in a release. “She will work tirelessly to ensure we meet our goal of providing a world class student-athlete experience. She was a major factor in our success at K-State and I know she will have a similar impact on Demon Deacon athletics.”
Babcock, K-State’s executive associate athletics director, led the compliance operation and served as the campus’ deputy Title IX coordinator for athletics. She also was K-State’s governance representative for the Big 12 Conference, which involved conducting evaluations and investigations when needed as well as staying in constant contact with university officials and the league office.
Babcock was K-State’s sport administrator for women’s soccer, women’s rowing, women’s tennis and equestrian.
Now, she’s ready for the next chapter in her administrative career.
“My family and I are extremely excited to join Wake Forest University and the Deacs athletics staff,” she said. “I appreciate the opportunity that John has given me to join his senior leadership team and I look forward to working with the administration, coaches, staff, student-athletes and the campus community at Wake Forest.”
K-State athletics director Gene Taylor appreciated Babcock’s contributions.
“As an integral member of our executive team, Lindsey has provided our department great leadership in the areas of student-athlete welfare, sport administration and compliance, as well as serving as a valuable resource for ongoing NCAA legislation and proposals,” Taylor said. “She cares deeply about the student-athlete experience and will be a tremendous asset to John’s leadership team at Wake Forest. We wish her the best.”
Prior to K-State, Babcock spent eight years (2004-12) working for the Atlantic Coast Conference, where she served as the league’s assistant commissioner of compliance and governance.