Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Jamie Boggs of Grand Canyon UniversityIn celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2021 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2021 dinner and reception.

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Today’s spotlight: Jamie Boggs

Vice president of athletics

Grand Canyon University

Boggs drives the overall operations for GCU athletics and was instrumental in GCU’s successful transition from NCAA Division II to Division I classification. Boggs was appointed to serve on the NCAA’s Division I Council and was selected as vice chair of the Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. She previously served in leadership roles at Duke University and Georgia State University.

Lesson learned in 2020: “Serving with humility, empathy and authenticity is necessary to strengthen the connection with your team, especially in times of significant challenge. A leader’s responsibility is to create calm and a clear direction. It is important to lean on your culture, which for us, is one of collaboration, continuous improvement, community and Christian leadership.”

Source of pride: “I set a very high bar for our team, partly because we have a culture of continuous improvement, but also because a leader’s responsibility is to invest in the team and challenge them to be the best possible version of themselves. I take most pride in seeing our individual team members flourish in their profession and as leaders in the industry.”

Surprising fact: “I am an open book and have always been authentic, transparent and honest in all of my relationships with people. Because of my openness, it would be really hard to find a little-known fact about me.”