Joshua Schroeder joined the NACC as the conference's first full-time Assistant Commissioner on June 1, 2018.
Schroeder's primary duties with the NACC include oversight of the league's athletic communication efforts, including brand and identity development utilizing the conference's various digital platforms. He also assists with the execution of all NACC championship events and provides general administrative support to the governance structure and member institutions.
"We are very pleased to have Josh Schroeder join us in the new position of full-time Assistant Commissioner," said NACC Commissioner G. Steven Larson. "He brings a wealth of experience having served in a similar position recently with Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and has both the administrative and sports information background that will be a benefit to the NACC. We look forward to working with him as we enter a new era of the NACC and the perspective he brings to the conference."
Schroeder came to the NACC from McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, where he spent two years as Director of Athletic Communications. During his two years at McPherson, Schroeder was responsible for coordinating and executing the media relations efforts of an athletics program covering 16 NAIA varsity sports, including serving as the department's chief statistician and social media manager. In addition, he served on the Hall of Fame committee and was instrumental in the introduction of high-definition broadcasts of various athletic events and hosted a monthly coaches' show.
Prior to McPherson, Schroeder spent a year as Director of Athletic Communications at Thomas College and eight years as Assistant to the Commissioner and Director of Information at the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
As the Iowa Conference's chief information officer, he coordinated the announcement of all league news, designed and produced league publications, and managed the conference website and social media accounts while also assisting in the planning and execution of all IIAC tournaments, championships and special events.
Schroeder also helped the Iowa Conference and its member schools host a number of NCAA events, including spending six years on the media coordination staff for the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships (lead: 2008-10; assistant: 2013-14, 2016). Additionally, he served as a site representative for multiple rounds in the NCAA Division III Soccer Championships and spent three years on the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Committee (2012-15). In September 2019, Schroeder was named to a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Track & Field and Cross Country Committee.
"I applaud Commissioner Larson and the NACC's governance structure for moving this position to full-time and am honored and thrilled to join the NACC as its Assistant Commissioner," Schroeder said. "I want to thank the members of the search committee for offering me the opportunity to work with the administrators, coaches and student-athletes of the NACC's member institutions."
Active in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Schroeder has served as a district coordinator for the Academic All-America® program since 2008.
A Kingsley, Iowa, native, Schroeder earned a bachelor's degree in politics and secondary education from Cornell College in 2005 where he spent four years as an assistant in the sports information office. He earned a master's degree in physical education with an emphasis in sport management from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2007.