|Position:||University of Nebraska Athletics|
|Other Position:||Director of PEO Programs|
|Alma Mater:||Wichita State|
Ashley Stone joined the Nebraska Athletic Department as a Life Skills Coordinator in 2015. Prior to joining the athletic department, Stone served as the Assistant Director for Student & Alumni Engagement for the Nebraska Alumni Association where she managed career-development programs and advised the 1,400+ member student alumni association. She also spent two years as an Admissions Representative at Wichita State University before coming to Nebraska.
Hired to build Nebraska’s nation-leading Post-Eligibility Opportunities (PEO) Program, Stone directs all aspects of the program, which provides recent letterwinner alumni a scholarship, valued up to $7,500, to use for an internship, study abroad experience or graduate school. As of August 2017, the PEO program has awarded 62 participants a total of $435,000 in scholarship aid for experiences in five continents, nine countries and 13 states. The PEO program continues to gain national attention and has been featured in USA Today, Athletic Management Magazine, and LandOfTen.com. Additionally, the program won the 2017 NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers) Chevron Award, recognizing PEO as the most innovative career services program in the nation.
Stone also serves as Life Skills’ designated career counselor, advises the 40-member Inner Circle leadership group, assists with various Life Skills and outreach events and serves as the life/career coach for football, softball, women’s gymnastics and wrestling. Additionally, Stone supports more than 6,000 members of the N Club (letterwinners club) in planning events and writing/coordinating communications.
A native of Palmer, Neb., Stone earned her bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications with a minor in sport management from Wichita State University and her master’s degree in educational administration with an emphasis in student affairs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.