Kara Hess

Manager of Leadership & Education

Kara Hess joined Women leaders in College Sports in October 2018. Prior to Women Leaders, she was the manager of education at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). At the WBCA, Kara developed and oversaw educational programming content for all WBCA events including but not limited to Coaches’ Classrooms, online webinars, website education and the national convention hosting more than 2500 attendees. One of Kara’s favorite parts of working at the WBCA was her involvement with the membership including serving as the staff liaison for the Diversity and Inclusion committee and professional development working group.

While in undergrad Kara served as the special events coordinator on the Student-Athlete Advisory committee. The former two-sport volleyball and basketball student-athlete at Ferris State University was a four-time captain between both sports. Kara received her Bachelor of Science in sports communication and a minor in integrated marketing. 

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kara enjoys spending time with the people she loves, spending time on the water at her lake house and helping others achieve their goals.

Contact Kara: kara@womenleadersincollegesports.org | 816.389.8200 ext. 6