Janis K. Doleschal,  retired MPS Athetic Commissioner (1974-2002)

Resume:  October 31, 2002
 
Janis K. Doleschal, CAA

Business Address:
229 East Wisconsin Avenue 
Suite 1102
Milwaukee, WI  53202-4211
(414) 277-9701
E-mail: jdoleschal@hotmail.com

Date of Birth: February 9, 1945
Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    B.S. -  Wisconsin State University – La Crosse (1967)
    Majors in Physical Education and English
    M.A. -  University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (1972)
         Language Arts
    M.Div.-Trinity Theological Seminary – Newburgh, IN (1986)
    Theological Studies; concentration in Pastoral Counseling
    LLM -  Anglia Polytechnic University Law School – Chelmsford, UK
         International Sports Law (2002)

PRESENT EMPLOYMENT
    Legal Consultant (8/02 – present) – Pierski & Gray, LLP
    Contract as expert witness in sports-related litigation (2000-present)

PAST EMPLOYMENT
     Commissioner of Athletics (1974-2002)-Milwaukee Public Schools
     Professor of English (1972-1974)-Milwaukee Area Technical College-Milwaukee, WI
     Teacher: Physical Education and English (1967-1970)-Homestead High School-Mequon, WI

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
     City of Festivals Parade Production Committee
     Band Chair (1982-1993)
     Special Olympics Volunteer (1990-present)
     Milwaukee Singers-Founder and Musical Director (1988-present)
     Milwaukee Opera Company
     Board of Directors (1989-1993)
     President of the Board (1989-1991)
     Milwaukee Foundation Women’s Fund Golf Classic
     Corporate Solicitation and Awards Committee (1996)
     Wisconsin Conference of United Church of Christ
     Gay/Lesbian Task Force (1995-2002)
     Family Services of Wisconsin Golf Classic Committee (1998-2000)
     American Civil Liberties Union Youth Advisory Committee (2000-2002)
     Numerous appearances on radio, television, and as a guest speaker

AWARDS
    1999 Inducted into Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
        Journal Sentinel      Nov. 12, 1999        Feature Story
             http://www.jsonline.com/sports/etc/nov99/hall12111199.asp
        Journal Sentinel  August 29, 1999         News Release
              http://www.jsonline.com/wi/082999/wi%2D%2Dhalloffame%2Dwis082999.asp
    1999 Alverno College Twenty Year Award as an Assessor of Student Performance
    1999 U.S. Postal Service “Women Putting Their Stamp on Milwaukee” Award --
            In the sports category
    1999 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association --
        Certificate of Appreciation for 25 years of service
    1999 Wisconsin Athletic Director’s Association --
        Certificate of Appreciation for 25 years of service
    1998 Women’s Sports Advocates of Wisconsin-Lifetime Achievement Award
    1998 American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance --
        Wisconsin Pathfinder Award
    1997 Milwaukee Board of School Directors-Excellence in Education Award
    1997 National Council of Secondary School Athletic Directors-Wisconsin Athletic
    Wisconsin AthleticDirector of the Year --
        1997 Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association -- 1st woman to receive this award
    1997 Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association-Dist.7 - -Athletic Director of the Year
    1995 Stonewall Award for Community Service
    1992 Athletes for Youth Continuous Service Award
    1991 City of Festivals Parade Outstanding Volunteer
    1989 Wisconsin Governor’s Award for Athletic Leadership
    1988 Athletes for Youth Outstanding Service Award
    1986 American Association of University Women --
        Wisconsin Women Leaders in Education Award

SUMMARY OF ATHLETIC-RELATED EXPERIENCE

HIGH SCHOOL YEARS (1959-1963)
     Played varsity volleyball, basketball and softball
     Competed in whatever leagues we could:  mainly Municipal Recreation Leagues
     Manager/player of softball team (1962-63)
     Basketball team had a 67 game winning streak when I graduated
     No awards, since none were available to girls
     Student assistant for synchronized swim club
     D.G.W.S. rated official in basketball and volleyball

COLLEGE YEARS (1963-67)
     Swim team (1963-67)
     Women’s Recreation Association Board (1964-67)
     Swim Sports Head (1965-67)
     D.G.W.S. rated swim official (1965-67)
     Officiated at first N.A.I.A. National Women’s Intercollegiate Swim Meet

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
    1967-1978 Played 60-90 softball games per summer
    1974-1978 Won six-all tournament team awards as a pitcher
    1973 1st woman from Wisconsin to win Director’s Award (MVP) at
        Rebel National ASA Softball Tournament
    1973-1978 League Director-Wisconsin Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball League
    1974-1977 Deputy Metro Milwaukee Commissioner for Amateur Softball Association
    1974-1984 WIAA Swim Official --
        Official at 3 state meets as lane judge, turn judge, starter
    1974-1978 WIAA Girls Gymnastics Official --
        Official at 2 state meets as event judge
    1976-1990 Founder and Director of Phi Epsilon Kappa Volleyball --
        Tournament of Champions

PROFESSIONAL-RELATED INVOLVEMENT
     Wisconsin Division of Girls and Women’s Sports Executive Board-Softball Chairman (1975)
     Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
      Budget and Finance Committee (1976)
      Vice-President of Sports and Athletics (1977) -- 1st person to hold this position
      Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
          Long Range Planning Committee (1977-78)
          Sports Advisory Committee (1986-87)
          Advisory Council (1987-88; 1999-2001)
          Basketball Officials Assignment (1986-1995)
          Eligibility Task Force (1991)
          Board of Control (2001- 2002)
     National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (1986-present)
          Publication Committee (1995-present)
          Vice-Chair (1997-present)
          Presenter at National Convention (1996, 1997, 1998, 2001)
          Presider at National Convention (1994)
          Member of Blue Ribbon Panel (1994)
      Wisconsin Athletic Director’s Association (1974-present)
          Presenter at State Conference (1990, 1995, 1996, 1998)
          Presider at State Conference (1994)
     Women’s Sports Advocates of Wisconsin
          Board of Directors (1990-present)
          Banquet Planning Committee (1990-1996, 1999-present)
     Badger State Games Regional Director (1989-1991)
     Big 9 Conference Athletic Directors-President (1987-89, 1991-92)
     Milwaukee DOES Public Relations Staff (1978-80)
     Athletes Against Abuse Program-Co-author and Director (1986-1988)
     Special Olympics International Task Force for Model Cities Program (1988-1992) --
          Helped develop model program for Milwaukee Public Schools integrating
          Interscholastic Athletics and Special Olympics
     Weekly Radio Spots on WYMS-FM for Sports (1990-2002)
     Risk Management for High School Athletics-Editor --
         Worked with National Sports Law Institute to develop model program (1989-1992)
     Editor of Second Edition (2001)
     Waterwise-America, Inc.
         Board of Directors (1997-1999)
     Start Playing Safe (1998-present)
     Wisconsin State Bar Association-Presenter at State Conventions (1994, 1998)
     Milwaukee Brewers Youth Baseball Committee (1998-present)
     Can-Am Police-Fire Games (2000)
     Officials Committee
     Numerous Public Appearances and Articles Published

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
     Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association
     National Interscholastic Administrator’s Association
     American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
     Phi Epsilon Kappa
     Phi Delta Kappa

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1999 Wisconsin Sports Authority Hall of Fame

1999 U. S. Bank and The Wisconsin Sports Authority
Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Thursday, November 11, 1999 - Midwest Express Center
Hall of Fame Inductees:
   Junior Bridgeman
    Ray Berees
    Janis K. Doleschal
    Jim Fritzgerald
    Paul Molitor
Master of Ceremonies:
    Roy Firestone (ESPN)

Journal Sentinel      Nov. 12, 1999        Feature Story
Journal Sentinel  August 29, 1999         News Release

1997 Wisconsin Athletic Director of the Year Award

Awarded at the Wisconsin Athletic Directors' Association Workshop
November 11, 1997, at Stevens Point

The WADA Executive Board awarded Jan Doleschal, Milwaukee Public Schools
Athletic Administrator, its highest honor by selecting her to be the
Wisconsin Athletic Director of the Year.

Journal Sentinel Nov. 17, 1997, Woman of the Year

2002 MPS Retirement Story

MPS athletics commissioner ends run
Doleschal now switching to sports law
    By BOBBI ROQUEMORE
        of the Journal Sentinel staff
           Last Updated: Aug. 10, 2002
 

e-mail Ms. Doleschal   MPS Athletic Commissioner (1974 - 2002)
jdoleschal@hotmail.com

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