Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, '93, Appointed VP, Athletics and Wellness

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (October 17, 2012)—Pro Football Hall of Famer and University of San Diego School of Law alumnus Kellen Winslow Sr., ’93 (JD), has been named vice president for athletics and wellness at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

In addition to serving as director of athletics, Winslow will lead the development of a college-wide program focusing on wellness designed to help students understand how lifestyle choices made in college impact their personal health and future career path.

"This role at Lakeland fulfills two things I've been looking for—a place where I can contribute to be involved in athletics and to implement a comprehensive student wellness plan," said Winslow, who is the 11th person to lead Lakeland athletics since intercollegiate athletics was organized in 1932.

Winslow said in a recent press release that more employers are searching for ways to control rising healthcare costs. Colleges and universities can help by producing graduates who understand the importance of wellness. 

Winslow is best known as a tight end for the San Diego Chargers from 1979 to 1987. Winslow was drafted in the first round by the Chargers in 1979, the 13th overall pick. At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth among active receivers and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

Winslow's rise to fame began when he earned consensus All-American and Big Eight Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior tight end at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He ended his college career as the sixth leading receiver in school history.  Missouri retired his jersey in 1995.  He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Winslow's athletic and academic achievements have been paralleled with a successful career in the media.  He served as an analyst for the Fox Sports Net College Football Saturday Studio Show, and has provided commentary for NFL broadcases on CBS Radio, ESPN college football and for University of Missouri football. He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, ESPN, Fox Sports and other major local and national radio and television sports talk shows.  He is often called upon to speak about social, political, economic and racial issues related to sports.

Winslow graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA degree in counseling psychology in 1987 and earned his JD degree from University of San Diego School of Law in 1993.

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Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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