Heidi Luehmann Jaynes, a native of Mabel-Canton, MN, is in her 20th year at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. In March of 2018 Jaynes was promoted to full-time Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and stepped down as the Head Volleyball Coach, a position she held for 19 years and in which she was a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Coach of the Year, AVCA Regional Coach of the Year and coached Carleton’s eight volleyball All-Americans.
Jaynes received her undergraduate degrees in finance and international business and her MBA from the University of Oklahoma. During her four-year playing career on the OU women’s volleyball team she was a team captain, MVP and an All-Big 8 Conference selection.
As Carleton’s Associate AD/SWA, Jaynes oversees NCAA and MIAC Compliance for 20 sports, Chairs the PEAR Department Equity Committee, and oversees the department’s gender equity, inclusion and Title IX plans. She is the Chair of the MIAC SWA Committee and actively involved in the MIAC Gender Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee that oversees educating and supporting equity at the 13 conference member schools. Jaynes chaired the search committee in 2018 that hired Carleton’s first full-time Title IX Coordinator, helped implement Carleton’s campus-wide Green Dot Bystander Intervention training and has spoken at the University of Minnesota Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports.