Tierra Barber is the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development at Baylor University. She oversees the personal development of student-athletes in the areas of college and professional transition, leadership, career development, and community engagement. The program offers growth and enhancement opportunities for all 550 Baylor student-athletes. She began her professional career in Student-Athlete Services at Baylor in August of 2004 as the Study Hall and Tutor Coordinator. She later transitioned to an Academic Advisor before evolving into Student-Athlete Development.
Barber graduated from Baylor University with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Health Science Studies and Exercise Physiology, respectively. She is a former member of the Baylor Track and Field Team, and served as an Academic Counselor Graduate Assistant for Student-Athlete Services.
Barber is also involved with student-athlete development nationally as a member of the N4A Student-Athlete Development Committee and Membership Committee, and has served as the Chair of the N4A Life Skills Committee and Board of Directors. Barber has facilitated the NCAA Career in Sports and Leadership Forums, has presented at N4A national convention, NCAA Life Skills Symposium and NFL Prep 100, is a graduate of the 2011 NCAA Leadership Institute and completed the Athlete Development Professional Certification Program with The Wharton School. She currently serves as a Green Dot Coordinator for Baylor and speaks nationally on interpersonal violence, healthy relationships, bullying and harassment, and cyber civility.
Being passionate about holistic health and living, Tierra Barber is the co-owner of Oh My Juice in Waco, TX and also offers education and training of healthier lifestyles through spirit-mind-body integration and yoga.