Kiersten Klekner-Alt

Youngstown State University

Assistant Athletic Director
Kiersten Klekner-Alt joined the Youngstown State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as an Assistant Athletic Director in January 2022. Klekner-Alt serves as the compliance liaison for the football and men's and women's golf teams in her capacity at YSU. She is also charged with spearheading the athletic department's student-athlete development programs.
Klekner-Alt came to Youngstown State after spending three years at Eastern Illinois University where she oversaw EIU's compliance with NCAA and conference rules and provided rules education for the department and student-athletes. She also monitored recruiting activities, tracked sport scholarship budgets, and submitted NCAA reports and hardship waivers. She also served as a professor for sport law as an adjunct professor at EIU.
Kiersten enjoyed a successful collegiate golf playing career, playing for two years at the University of Ottawa and served as a team captain for both seasons. Following a fifth-place individual finish at the 2014 Ontario University Athletics Championship, she received recognition as an OUA Women’s Golf All-Star – First Team.