I enjoyed having four different backgrounds and stories about athletics.It really gives non-collegiate athletes, a better understanding of what college athletes have to endure and what it’s like to be an athlete.”

- Caleigh Hines

I thought the panel did really well.  They presented their vast athletic knowledge through serious discussion, personal experience, and friendly jesting with other members of the panel.”  

- Avery Hurst

Panel Session

The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics on Campus: Past, Present, and the Future

Clay Robinson, Ph.D.

Professor/ Faculty Athletic Representative

Lewis-Clark State College

About Dr. Robinson:

Dr. Clay Robinson has served as the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) at Lewis-Clark State College for over 15 years. In his role of FAR, Clay is currently Chair of NAIA Competitive Experience Committee, and serves on the NAIA Home School committee, Duear and Liston Scholarship Committee, the Frontier Conference Eligibility Committee, and on a subcommittee for Idaho State Board of Education on college athletics.


Clay experienced success as a student-athlete, qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo in each of his four seasons.  In addition, he was the head coach of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Collegiate Rodeo team for 10 years, leading the team and individual student-athletes to national championship prominence.