Anita Puerto assumed the position of Director of Academic Support in July 2015. Puerto took over the role after spending the 2014-15 academic year as the Academic Support Student-Athlete intern.
Puerto earned her graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth in sport leadership in 2014 and was a graduate assistant at the University of Richmond's athletic department.
She earned her undergraduate degree in 2013 at Radford University, in Exercise, sport and Health, with a concentration in sport administration. While an undergrad she worked with new and at-risk students and student-athletes.