|Position:||Director of Compliance|
Justin Kume is in his second year as the Director of Compliance at Florida State. His roles within the Compliance Office concentrate on financial aid for student-athletes and rules education initiatives for the entire department. Kume also monitors the JumpForward Compliance and Recruiting software and is the compliance contact for the Seminoles’ football and golf programs.
Kume, a graduate assistant in the Florida State compliance office in 2008, returned to Florida State in 2014 after working in the compliance offices at Auburn University and Troy University.
Kume’s primary responsibilities at Auburn included managing the compliance data base systems -- JumpForward and Recruiting Radar – two systems which help monitor recruiting documentation and student-athlete information as well as practice and playing logs. He also coordinated student-athlete transfer applications. While at Auburn, he helped implement online systems and workflow processes that were related to the submission of recruiting activities.
Kume was instrumental in creating several rules education presentations which were used to communicate with departments across the Auburn campus perfected an internal interpretations database which was accessible through Auburn’s internal athletics website.
Kume served as compliance coordinator at Troy University from June 2008 until May 2011 where he worked to ensure that all coaches, student-athletes and athletics department staff members complied with NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and Troy University rules and regulations. He was also the chief administrator to the National Letter of Intent program and the Sun Belt Conference Sportsmanship Initiative on Troy’s campus.
Kume got his start in athletics administration as a graduate assistant in the Florida State Compliance Office while completing his graduate degree in sport administration from in 2008. He was instrumental in organizing Sports Agent Day and in updating the Camps and Clinics Manual for the Department of Athletics.
A native of Marion, Ohio, Kume received his bachelor’s degree from Muskingum (Ohio) University in 2006 where he was a three-year letter-winner on the football program. As a senior he was an Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection and received the Chief Justice William O’Neill Scholar-Athlete Award given by the Columbus (OH) Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
Kume and wife Lauren (also a Florida State alumnus) have one son, Mason.