JONESBORO, Ark. (4/11/18) – Arkansas State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir announced Wednesday that Arkansas State University alumnus Carlos McCants has been elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Development and Lettermen Relations, and Liz Woidt, a former NCAA Division I All-America scholar-athlete, has joined the Red Wolves’ staff as Associate Director of Development.
McCants, who was also a football letterman from 2010-13, moves into his new role after previously serving the last three years as the Director of Lettermen Relations at Arkansas State. During his three years overseeing and coordinating the A-State Lettermen’s Club, McCants increased the club’s membership 328 percent and its revenue by over 1,000 percent. He has also been involved in development areas such as naming opportunities, major gifts and others.
“I’m very proud of the progression Carlos has made here at Arkansas State, from a student-athlete to an entry-level staff member and now to an assistant athletics director,” said Mohajir. “He is an outstanding contributor and high producer for our athletics department. I couldn’t be more pleased with the job he has done, and he has certainly earned this promotion.”
Committed to the growth and enhancement of the Lettermen’s Club, McCants organizes events and reunions for former letterwinners in an effort to keep them connected with university and athletics department initiatives, as well as former teammates, members of the community, alumni and many others. Working in his new position, he will take on added fund-raising responsibilities in addition to the Lettermen’s Club.
“I’m very excited to continue serving our university and athletics department in this new position,” said McCants. “As a former letterman I’m living out my dream of working in collegiate athletics at my alma mater. I cannot express how thankful I am to our Director of Athletics, Terry Mohajir, for believing in me and giving me this opportunity during such a successful era for Arkansas State athletics. What a great time to be a Red Wolf!”
McCants earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management and his master’s in sports administration from Arkansas State University in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Prior to joining the A-State staff, he completed an internship with the athletics department in 2015.
The Mobile, Ala., native was a four-year letterman for the Red Wolves’ football team from 2010-13, helping lead the program to three Sun Belt Conference championships and a pair of bowl-game victories. He was voted as A-State’s team captain of the year in 2013, the same year he completed his playing career with 31 receptions for 455 yards (14.7 average per catch) and one touchdown.
Woidt comes to Arkansas State after spending the last three years as the Assistant Director for the Seahawk Club at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While there, she developed fundraising campaigns and strategies, supervised and planned Seahawk Club events and managed the donor benefit program, among other duties such as acting as an athletics department representative on the UNCW Staff Senate.
“We’re excited to have Liz on board and part of the Red Wolves family,” said Mohajir. “She did an outstanding job working in development at her previous institution, and she was highly recommended. She’ll bring some great ideas to the table, and I look forward to our supporters welcoming and meeting her.”
Prior to her time at UNCW, Woidt served as an athletic development and marketing graduate assistant from 2013-15 at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she earned her master’s degree in sports administration. Woidt obtained her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, with a concentration in sports administration, from the university in 2013 as well.
A Binghamton, N.Y., native, Woidt was a team captain and five-year member of Fairleigh Dickinson’s softball team, earning NFCA NCAA Division I All-America Scholar Athlete honors. A Dean’s List, Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) member, Woidt graduated from FDU cum laude.
“I am beyond excited to join the Red Wolves family,” said Woidt. “I admire the commitment and dedication that A-State coaches and administration have, and I look forward to working with Terry Mohajir and the outstanding administration here to enhance the student-athlete experience. Arkansas State already holds a strong national reputation that I am eager to build upon. I’m looking forward to meeting our loyal supporters and working together to take Arkansas State Athletics to greater heights.”
Overlapping with her time as a graduate assistant at Fairleigh Dickinson, Woidt served as graduate intern at D1MGMT from August 2014 through March 2015. She is a member of multiple organizations, including the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD). Woidt was a recipient of the 2018 NAADD Diversity Initiative stipend, awarded to minority and female fundraisers involved in NAADD in order to attend its convention.