In continuing its efforts to develop successful student-athletes through educational programming, Indiana State athletics will welcome Justin Paysinger to campus on Sunday, January 27, 2013 for a presentation on Social Media. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Tilson Auditorium on the Indiana State campus.
“We are excited to have Justin meet with our student-athletes,” Marlon Dechausay, Director of Athletic Academic Services, said. “With experience as a student-athlete and now as a professional, Justin brings a unique perspective in delivering the social media message. This event falls in line with our mission to develop the total student-athlete.”
With the explosion of social media as a means to communicate and interact with others, Paysinger provides a presentation that will educate student-athletes, coaches, and staff on the Do’s & Don’ts concerning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media outlets.
Paysinger will offer real life examples to reinforce the necessity of exercising good judgment and airing on the side of caution while on social media websites. He will examine the effect social media activity can have on an individual’s personal brand as well as the effect on one’s team, athletics department, and institutional brand.
Active on the collegiate speaking circuit, Paysinger has served as a facilitator for both the NCAA Career In Sports Forum and the Big 12 Conference’s Leadership Summit. Additionally, he was co-coordinator and lead administrator for the 3rd Annual Big 12 Leadership Summit hosted by Texas Tech University. Last summer, Paysinger presented on social media at the NCAA Educational Training Symposium.
Before joining the Texas Tech Athletic staff in October 2009 as the Director of Student-Athlete Affairs, Paysinger attended San Jose State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. He was a four-year starter on the offensive line at San Jose State and served as team captain for the Spartans.