Center for Athletic Academic Services
Sharon Richardson
  • Sharon RichardsonB.A. in Business - Marketing and Supply Chain Management, University of Memphis
  • M.S. in Counseling - Rehabilitation Concentration, University of Memphis (Aug. 2014)

Sharon D. Richardson has been a member of the Center for Athletic Academic Services staff since May 2010 as the Administrative Associate. She was the former supervisor of the Supply and Central Receiving Department of Physical Plant at the University of Memphis.

Sharon synchronizes the department by providing support to the Director and Associate Director. Some of her responsibilities include managing CAAS budgets, human resources, liaison to the Athletics Department, and maintaining certification and eligibility documents and waivers. She coordinates the orientation of new employees and student-athletes while also ensuring an uplifting inviting environment within the Academic Center.

She is a member of the American Counselors Association (ACA), American Rehab Counselors Association (ARCA), West TN Counseling Association (WTCA), the Integrated Student Rehabilitation Organization (ISRO), and Chi Sigma Iota, the Honors Society for Counselors. Her good nature often leads her volunteering her time with youth and adult groups.

In her down time, Sharon enjoys swimming, music, cooking and traveling. She is a fair weather fan of outdoor sports and especially enjoys watching football.

Sharon has the philosophical belief shared in the quote, "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Laura Ortiz


Academic Highlights
  • On October 25, 2013 - the NCAA released its Graduation Success Rate info and the University of Memphis had an 84 percent graduation succes rate (higher than he national average of 82 - highest ever for the NCAA)
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