The Pac-12, its student-athletes, coaches, staff and member universities are committed to promoting social justice. The Conference continues to move this commitment forward by focusing on providing information and education to student-athletes on the importance of voting and highlighting such initiatives across all 12 campuses to inspire eligible students, faculty, staff and fans to make their voices heard by voting. Though sporting activities have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pac-12 continues to make the most of the situation by allocating time to address these important issues and working among all 12 universities to promote change by educating and preparing students and future leaders to be involved not only this year, but moving forward.

Schedule of Events

Welcome Remarks | 10:00-10:05am PT
Jamie Zaninovich | Chief Operating Officer, Pac-12 Conference
Get Out the Vote: Use Your Voice to Drive Social Justice and Anti-Racism Progress | 10:05-10:50am PT
Moderator: Kate Scott | Play-by-Play Announcer, Anchor, Host & Reporter, Pac-12 Networks
Cailyn Crocker | Student Athlete, Women's Basketball, Cal
Katie Grover | Director of Special Partnerships, Rock the Vote; Former UCLA Student-Athlete, Swimming
Kyle Smith | Coach, Men's Basketball, Washington State University
Break | 10:50-11:00am PT
Poetry by Preslie Anderson | Student Athlete, Women's Volleyball, Cal
Creating Change Through Sport | 11:00am-12:00pm PT
Part one:
Moderator: Kate Scott | Play-by-Play Announcer, Anchor, Host & Reporter, Pac-12 Networks
Merton Hanks | Head of Football Operations, Pac-12 Conference
Part two:
Moderator: Kate Scott | Play-by-Play Announcer, Anchor, Host & Reporter, Pac-12 Networks
Tad Boyle | Coach, Men's Basketball, University of Colorado
Caleb Christopher | Student Athlete, Men's Basketball, Arizona State University
Abbey Forbes | Student Athlete, Women's Tennis, UCLA
Lunch Break | 12:00-1:00pm PT
Sustainable and Resilient Communities: Adapting to Climate Change | 1:00-1:45pm PT
Moderator: Kate Scott | Play-by-Play Announcer, Anchor, Host & Reporter, Pac-12 Networks
CJ Agbannawag | Sustainability Project Coordinator, University of Arizona
Erica Fleishman | Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Professor, Oregon State University
Brooke Forde | Student Athlete, Women's Swimming, Stanford University
Rick George | Athletic Director, University of Colorado
Break | 1:45-2:00pm PT
Spotlight on Mental Health: Mental Health Matters & You Matter | 2:00-2:45pm PT
Moderator: Kate Scott | Play-by-Play Announcer, Anchor, Host & Reporter, Pac-12 Networks
Ally Carda | Former Student Athlete, Women's Softball, UCLA; US Olympic Team
Dr. Shanyn Lancaster | Section Chief, Sports Medicine, ASU and Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Sahar Yousef | Cognitive Neuroscientist & Faculty, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
GET OUT THE VOTE!! | 2:45-3:00pm PT
Ronnie Lott | Former NFL Player

Ballot box and polling locations by school:
Arizona: ASUA Polling Place in the Student Union
ASU: ASU's Sun Devil Fitness Complex will serve as a mega polling site for the general election on November 3, 2020. Additionally final plans are being completed to have Sun Devil Stadium serve as an early voting location in mid-October (15-16)
Cal: University of California Berkeley Between Sather Gate and Architects & Engineers Building, Architects & Engineers, Berkeley, CA 94720
Colorado: Colorado voters can use any official Clerk & Recorder / Elections Division dropbox in the state to return their mail ballots. This includes the 24-hour ballot dropboxes on-campus-one is located outside the UMC (closest to Euclid Avenue) and the other is by the bus lane in Williams Village (new this year!)
Oregon: Ballot collection box at the EMU
OSU: Ballot collection box at Gill Coliseum. In Oregon all voting is completed via mail/drop-off
Stanford: Stanford University Tresidder, 459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford,CA 94305
Services offered: Early Voting, Same Day Voter Registration, Ballot Drop-Off Location
UCLA: Ackerman Student Union, Bradley Center and Hammer Museum
USC: Galen Center for 5 Day Voting window
Utah: Huntsman Center
Washington: Schmitz Hall
WSU: Drop box outside of the Compton Union Building and 2nd Floor Junior Ballroom at the Compton Union Building is a voting center on Election Day 8am-8pm.


Kate Scott

CJ Agbannawag

Preslie Anderson

Tad Boyle

In fact Boyle coached teams, with a record of 19-34, have accounted for 30 percent of the program's wins over ranked opponents (63) since 1949-50. Boyle's postseason success is highlighted by a memorable run of four wins in four days to claim the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament championship. He owns more than half of Colorado's all-time conference tournament wins, with a 15-9 mark in that span and has led the Buffaloes to a conference semifinal or better four times. Six former Buffaloes coached by Boyle have made NBA rosters during his time in Boulder. Five have been selected in the NBA Draft, led by 2011 lottery pick Alec Burks, the 12th selection by the Utah Jazz.

Ally Carda

Cailyn Crocker

Erica Fleishman

Abbey Forbes

Brooke Forde

Rick George

Prior to joining the Rangers, George served as executive vice president and chief of operations for the PGA TOUR for two-and-a-half years. While with the TOUR, he worked with the corporate marketing department in renewing sponsorships and creating new events. He also oversaw the Tournament Business Affairs division that worked with Tournaments to increase tournament revenue. He also worked for the PGA TOUR as president of the Champions Tour from 2003-08, and as the executive vice president for championship management his last three years there. His major accomplishments included increasing revenues and sponsorships and the development of strategic plans, the latter including a vision and mission statement as well as core values. From 1998-2003, George served as President and CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that raised money for children's charities via golf-related events, where he led rebranding and organizational efforts that resulted in increases in charitable giving to the Foundation. At the collegiate level, George worked in three major conferences (Big Ten, Big 8, Southeastern) in football operations, beginning with his alma mater, the University of Illinois, as football recruiting coordinator (1983-87).

Katie Grover

Shanyn Lancaster

Sahar Yousef

Jamie Zaninovich

During Zaninovich's time at the Pac-12, the Pac-12 Global initiative has also expanded exponentially. In 2015, the conference hosted the first-ever U.S. regular season basketball game, collegiate or professional, to be played in China as the University of Washington defeated the University of Texas in Shanghai. He also orchestrated the advent of a first of its kind coaching education program in which coaches from China visit Pac-12 universities to be trained on coaching techniques. Additionally, Zaninovich has helped increase global distribution of Pac-12 sports around the world and across multiple platforms, including LeSports in China and YouTube. Prior to the Pac-12, Zaninovich spent six years as the commissioner of the West Coast Conference. He led the WCC through a period of extraordinary membership growth, transformed the conference basketball championships into successful events, and brought forward television and digital media advances that showcased the WCC's brand regionally, nationally and internationally. Zaninovich also served on several national college sports committees. Notably, he was as a member of the prestigious NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee from 2011-2014 and a Chair of the Division I Collegiate Commissioners Association Division I Subdivision from 2010 to 2011. He is also a founding member of the Board of Managers and Competition Committee of the Men's Basketball Officiating LLC, and a past member of the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics. In 2010, Zaninovich was named to Sports Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list in recognition of his visionary leadership at the WCC. Prior to becoming commissioner of the WCC, he was a sports administrator in two prominent Division I athletics departments, serving as a Senior Associate Athletic Director at Princeton and a Senior Assistant Athletic Director at Stanford. A native of Eugene, Oregon, Zaninovich is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Jamie and his wife, Karen, live in Millbrae, Calif. and have two children, Max and Luke.

View details from our June 24th webinar here.