Hope co-atheltic director Eva Dean Folkert is featured in an article in the Winter issue of the NCAA magazine Champion.

The article, "Paths Less Traveled" tells the stories of leaders in intercollegiate athletics who came from different walks of life.

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Eva Dean Folkert has been a member of the Hope College staff since 1985. She first held positions in the public relations and registrar offices and since 1997 in the kinesiology department. She served as assistant director of the intramural sports program until 2003 when she was named senior woman administrator for athletics. She was named director of women's athletics and assistant professor of kinesiology in 2005 and promoted to co-director of athletics in 2009.