Chanel Barnes

Manager of Marketing and Digital Strategy

Chanel Barnes joined the Women Leaders in College Sports team in February of 2019. Barnes is responsible for all things related to marketing, brand, and digital strategy. 

Prior to Women Leaders, Chanel was the Senior Woman Administrator at Southern Utah University. While at SUU, she originally served as an Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communication before being elevated to SWA by former Women Leader Board Member Debbie Corum. As SWA, Chanel served as the sport supervisor for volleyball, soccer, women’s basketball, and softball. She also oversaw student-athlete community service and engagement, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and student-athlete development. Chanel was also hands-on in all things communication and branding while at SUU.

Before her stint at SUU, Chanel worked at Deseret Digital Media Sports in Salt Lake City. While at Deseret Digital, Chanel was the Utah State Aggies beat writer for both football and men’s basketball. She also covered a handful of Real Salt Lake and Utah Jazz games. 

Chanel graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English from BYU–Hawaii before earning a master’s degree in professional communication from Southern Utah University. 

The native of Cedar City, Utah loves traveling, family time, journaling, skiing, camping, and is always down for a game of pickleball.

Follow Chanel on Twitter@ChanelCBarnes
Contact Chanel: Chanel@womenleadersincollegesports.org | 816.389.8208