Shawn Harris, Ph.D.

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Dean of Athletics


Ph.D., Leadership: Sports Management and Administration, Concordia University,
Chicago, 2021
MCAA: Coaching and Athletic Administration, Concordia University, Irvine, 2017
B.S: Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, 2016



As the Dean of Athletics, Shawn oversees our 23 teams and department of coaches, staff and administrators. His vision of building greatness has helped our programs and the Athletics department grow exponentially in such a short time. He is passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless, serving others, and helping produce leaders. Shawn is a decorated military veteran of the United States Marine Corps for eight years. Shawn understands the importance of strong leadership, discipline, and the motto of “Leave no man behind,” where he has demonstrated this countless times as a coach

and Dean of Athletics.

Shawn has an entrepreneurial mindset and has strong business acumen. Before coming to Westcliff, Shawn was a distinguished retail executive for over two decades with the top Fortune 500 companies in various locations throughout Southern California. Shawn also established the Triangle and Two Foundation, a Leadership Academy

whose mission is to provide resources to stimulate education, leadership, and social

growth through sports development.

In 2017, Shawn started Intrusive Sports Agency, he is a certified agent of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and among his many other ventures, he also launched an entertainment production company, Between The Lines. Shawn is currently a Prince Hall Freemasonry and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity member. He also teaches concurrently as an adjunct professor at Concordia University, Irvine for the MCAA/MSCE program, and he exemplifies to our student-athletes what it means for a Dean of Athletics to truly be academically focused.