Nike Track Clinic

Faithe Ways

University of Washington

Faithe Ways currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at University of Washington. Ways has served in this role since December 2021 and is the primary sport contact for football, men and women's golf and women’s gymnastics. She also serves as a member of the athletic department’s Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (EIB) Council where she assists in promoting and implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programming and initiatives. Before joining University of Washington, Ways was the Associate Athletic Director of Compliance at Central Michigan University (CMU). While at CMU, Ways was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day compliance responsibilities for CMU Athletics and led the department in education, monitoring, enforcement, and maintenance of NCAA rules. She was also appointed to the Gender Equity Committee and served as the sport administrator for field hockey, women’s gymnastics and the men and women’s track and field programs. Prior to Central Michigan, Ways served as the compliance coordinator at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Ways' primary duties included educating and monitoring Weber State's student-athletes, coaches, athletics department staff members and boosters on issues regarding amateurism and athletics eligibility, recruiting, and playing and practice seasons. Prior to Weber State, Ways served as a compliance assistant at Georgia State University. Before entering the field of collegiate athletics administration, Ways was employed as a police investigator for the City of Detroit. In that role, she was responsible for investigating citizen complaint reports regarding police misconduct. Ways investigated over 300 citizen complaint reports and compiled written reports that provided recommendations for corrective actions for the involved officers. A native of Lathrup Village, Michigan, Ways attended University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School and earned a Master's in Public Administration (MPA). While at University of Michigan, she was a member of the American Society of Public Administrators and a recipient of the Robert R. Robinson Scholarship. Ways also has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ways is a proud member of the National Association of Athletics Compliance (NAAC), the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) and Women Leaders in Sports.