Forward Progress offer its clients excellent service provided by industry experts. Whether dealing with Academics, Leadership, NCAA Policy or Eligibility, Forward Progress provides tailored solutions to its clientele.
Forward Progress was founded in 2013 by John Shukie, former NCAA Director of Academic and Membership Affairs, and Maricela Shukie, former NCAA Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development. Kelly Brooks joined Forward Progress in 2014, after acting as a Director of Academic and Membership Affairs at the NCAA. Over the years, Forward Progress has added team of consultants were added that bring a tremendous amount of experience to our clients. [Click here to read more]
Together, Forward Progress’ employees have over 100 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, including time spent as student-athletes, coaches, on-campus administrators, conference officers and NCAA national office staff. It is this unique and diverse blend of skills that sets Forward Progress apart from others in the industry.
Forward Progress has worked with over 80 NCAA institutions and many more individuals. Engagements have ranged from comprehensive reviews of academic support services to waivers on behalf of individual student-athletes. Forward Progress has set itself apart by providing work of exceptional quality, offering outstanding customer service and tailoring our services to the unique needs of our clients.
Forward Progress has been instrumental and invaluable in our APR success. We wouldn’t be where we are today without Forward Progress.
-Pete Garcia, Director of Sports and Entertainment
It was a pleasure to have Forward Progress at our leadership summit. They have a dynamic team of professionals that are very diverse in their backgrounds and the opportunity to have them do not only our group session but a series of individual breakdown sessions with all of our student-athletes was a tremendous benefit.
-Bernadette McGlade, Commissioner
Atlantic 10 Conference
I liked the varied options Forward Progress provided in program topics and the ability for the ASC to tailor material for student-athletes and advisors attending our conference SAAC Leadership Retreat. Cela Shukie did a great job of presenting programming that not only introduced leadership and time management concepts, but her use of real-life examples and situations got the students thinking toward action for the SAAC, teams and themselves. The advisors-only session on Enhancing the Campus SAAC really engaged that group. Our experience with Forward Progress was a good one for students, advisors and conference staff.
-Amy Carlton, Commissioner
American Southwest Conference
We are most fortunate to be put in contact with John and Forward Progress. With amazing competence, expertise and professionalism, he was able to work with our specific needs and guide us through the NCAA approval process with success. Forward Progress is superb and their services are highly recommendable!
-Jaya Bhavnani, Director
Dwight Open World School
The only way to improve in any area of life is to put yourself in environments where you are stretched to think differently and stretched to getting more out of yourself. Forward Progress and their team did just that for the Atlantic 10 student-athletes. It was fun to watch them grow as the two days Leadership Summit progressed.
Former NBA Coach and Executive