July 19, 2011 - by
Duzan Named Director of Advising

July 19, 2011





Steve Duzan, who has been the Director of Athletic Academic Services at Indiana State University, has been named Director of Athletic Academic Advising at Florida State University. He comes to FSU from the Indiana State University, where he served as the Director of Athletic Academic Services for the past four years within the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes, Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services Jason Pappas announced. “Steve Duzan brings a tremendous amount of educational experience within the athletic side of academic support to our entire program. We are extremely excited to have Steve join our team,” said Pappas


During his tenure at ISU, Steve had direct oversight of all academic services for student-athletes including monitoring academic progress and eligibility, budget management, tutoring, mentoring, advising, and academic programming. In addition, he had responsibilities of monitoring APR and GSR progress, as well as serving on various University committees. He was a member of three University Strategic Planning committees focused on student success and retention. Additional committees or program initiatives Steve served on while at ISU included the Leadership ISU Advisory Board, ISU Employee Health Benefits Advisory Committee, ISU Staff Benefits Committee, Student Academic Services Center Policy Committee, and the ISU Staff Council Employee Relations Committee. Steve is also a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors (N4A) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).


Prior to his position at Indiana State University, Steve spent 9 years in public education as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and school administrator. His responsibilities included the professional development, supervision, and evaluation for all faculty and staff. In addition, Steve’s oversaw the schools budget, curriculum, academic programming, athletic facilities and scheduling, data assessment, and compliance for all learning disabled students.


Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Millikin University in 1999, and then a Master’s of Science in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University in 2006. In May of 2011, Steve completed his doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership and Administration at Indiana State University. He is currently writing his dissertation and researching mentoring programs involving post secondary students with the integration of technology.


Steve is originally from Marshall, Illinois. He and his wife Lisa Duzan have three children, a four year old daughter Sophia, and two year old twins, Vivien and Preston.