Foti Mellis, who has more than 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics and has worked at Cal since 2002, serves as the athletic department's senior associate athletic director for intercollegiate services.
In his role, Mellis oversees Cal's compliance services and student services units. In addition, he is the department's liaison to campus for admissions, financial aid and the Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards. He also supervises men's and women's track & field and cross country, women's soccer, softball, field hockey, women's gymnastics and men's crew.
During his tenure at Cal, Mellis has reorganized and enhanced Cal's compliance operations, and implemented a student-athlete database networked to all department staff and various campus units. He has also helped to restructure the student services unit that included additional staff and the development of a new philosophy for the student-athlete experience.
Mellis arrived at Cal after spending four years as assistant athletic director for compliance at Arizona State, where he oversaw all areas of compliance for the department. Prior to his stay in Tempe, he spent two years at Tulsa as Director of Compliance from 1996-98. Mellis began his administrative career at Northwestern in 1994, spending one year as an intern and a second year as a compliance assistant.
A graduate of UC Davis, Mellis held various positions with the Aggies from 1988-94, including assistant men's basketball coach, academic advisor and intern in the athletic department administration. He received his bachelor's degree in managerial economics in 1990 and his master's in education in 1996, both from UC Davis.