Jackson Stava is in his 11th year at Azusa Pacific, including the past four years in Cougar Athletics. He was elevated to associate athletic director in 2015.
After graduating from Azusa Pacific in 2005, Stava began as an admissions counselor and served as the executive administrator for athletics student enrollment before transitioning to Azusa Pacific's athletics department in 2012. His oversight of the compliance aspects of the NCAA membership process resulted in Azusa Pacific's approval for active Division II membership in 2014.
Stava's four years of work with Cougar Athletics produced NCAA compliance systems for the university, and he was also responsible for educating university and athletics department staff, coaches, and student-athletes on NCAA rules and regulations. In 2015, Stava was promoted to associate athletic director, overseeing compliance and academic support while also contributing to athletics marketing efforts. He added responsibilities for oversight of the communication process from administration to several varsity sports.
In addition to his role at Azusa Pacific, Stava has served as the director of operations for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association since its inception in 2012. His participation in recruitment and marketing efforts on behalf of the NCATA have helped the organization grow from six founding member institutions to its current 15-school membership.
Stava has also served as public address announcer for basketball, volleyball, and acrobatics & tumbling home games, and he also served as football team chaplain.
Stava graduated from Azusa Pacific in 2005 with a B.A. in Youth Ministry, and he also earned his M.A. in Theology from Azusa Pacific at The Haggard Graduate School of Theology in 2009. He and his wife, Melissa, who also works at Azusa Pacific as the associate director of communiversity, reside in Glendora.