In his new role, Vaughn will oversee and lead the daily operation of the compliance office and ensure the department's efforts to comply with NCAA, Big 12 and institutional rules and regulations.
"Jamie possesses a strong reputation as a leader with a broad range of experience in athletics compliance at several different levels of college athletics," Currie said. "The search committee, led by Faculty Athletics Representative Mike Holen and Executive Associate Athletics Director Laura Tietjen, did an outstanding job of identifying and attracting several fine candidates from across the country, and we are excited that someone with Jamie's leadership capabilities and integrity is joining our staff at K-State."
Vaughn comes to Kansas State from Texas Tech, where he served the past two years as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance. He was responsible for the oversight of the daily operations of the office, which included the research and dissemination of Big 12 and NCAA rules interpretations, the overall coordination of compliance with all recruiting and financial aid legislation and serving as the liaison to the Athletics Director and Senior Women's Administrator for Title IX compliance.
"I am grateful for the opportunity that John Currie has given me to lead the Athletics Compliance Office at Kansas State," Vaughn said. "I look forward to working with the administration, coaches, staff and student-athletes and with all of the fine people on the campus at Kansas State. My wife, Karin, and I, along with our two children, are excited about joining the Kansas State family and Manhattan community."
Prior to joining the Texas Tech staff, Vaughn served as an Assistant Compliance Director at The Ohio State University for three years and as the Compliance Assistant and Director of Athletics Compliance at New Mexico State University for two years.
At Ohio State, Vaughn was responsible for monitoring the recruiting activity for all 36 sports, providing rules education to athletics department staff and student-athletes, overseeing the professional sports education and athlete agent registration programs, assisting with the dissemination of rules interpretations and serving as the liaison to the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB). During his time at New Mexico State, Vaughn helped coordinate all aspects of the athletic department's compliance program that served 16 Division I sports.
Prior to working at New Mexico State, Vaughn served in multiple roles at his alma mater, Wayne State College in Nebraska. Vaughn served as the athletic department's NCAA Compliance Coordinator and Assistant Director of the Recreation Center during the 2001-2002 academic year and preceded that role as an Admissions Specialist, Interim Assistant Sports and Recreation Facilities Manager and Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant Women's Basketball Coach from 1997 to 2001. Vaughn also coached two years of high school basketball in the state of Nebraska.
"We were very pleased with the number of quality applicants this position attracted," said Tietjen. "We felt that Jamie was a great fit for K-State and someone that is widely regarded as a rising star in the profession."
A native of Vacaville, Calif., Vaughn played two years of college football at Solano Community College before earning his bachelor's (1997) and master's (2002) degrees from Wayne State College. He and his wife, Karin, are the parents of two children, Kayla and Tyler.