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Craig Leon

MBA Program Manager, Warsaw Sports Business Center | Instructor of Sports Business | Woodard Family Foundation Fellow

Affiliations: Oregon MBA, Undergraduate Programs, Warsaw Sports Business Center
Phone: 541-346-3495
Office: Lillis 445B



Craig Leon is the MBA program manager for the Warsaw Sports Business Center. He previously served as the center's industry outreach coordinator helping to lead, develop, implement, and execute the external strategies, programs and initiatives that support the experiential education goals of the center.

Leon has worked in higher education since graduating from Ohio University in 2009 with a dual master's degree in athletic administration and coaching education. He served as the director of compliance for the Ohio University Athletic Department from 2009-2011 and then began working at the University of Oregon School of Law in 2012 before joining the Warsaw team.

Leon moved to Eugene in 2011 to pursue his goals as a professional runner. His notable finishes include placing 10th at the 2013 Boston Marathon, placing 13th at the 2013 Chicago Marathon, and ending the 2013 year with the 9th fastest marathon time by American runners.

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The Oregon Accelerator is new collective that will help Ducks as they navigate name, image, and likeness opportunities.
An online discussion centered on ways the sports business programs at the Lundquist College have been transformed by the pandemic—including unexpected accomplishments and unforeseen opportunities.
John Elkins, MS ’77, is glad to give and help students navigate the space where business, sport, and sponsorship intersect—a space where he was able to carve out a rewarding career.
As the 2020 Olympic Games draw nearer, the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center is focusing its efforts on developing experiential learning experiences tied to the festivities.
The Warsaw Center's Craig Leon unveils how U.S. Olympians fund their way to the games.

Twelve Lundquist College faculty and staff members were the recipients of awards for their hard work over the 2016-2017 academic year.

This fall, the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center partnered with energy gum maker Run Gum to host an undergraduate sports marketing case competition.
The Warsaw Sports Marketing Center is now utilizing the #TGIPDX shuttle as a new tool for students to engage on a more regular basis with industry in Portland.