JANICE D. HENRY, PRESIDENT AND CEO
The Driving force behind JD Consulting Group (JDCG) is its President and CEO, Janice D. Henry.
One of the nation's most well-respected and knowledgeable academic advisors for athletes in the world of higher education, Henry has used her ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with her clients to build a specialized and burgeoning career, which led to the founding of JD Consulting Group in 1999.
Henry's experience with a diverse population of athletes and their family members, university officials, coaches, pro scouts and directors of player personnel has proved indispensable in this increasingly vital industry.
"Our clients are not just numbers," says Henry. "We treat our players as one person at a time and tailor their plan around their individual interests and needs. I do whatever is in my power to meet any demand because there is no greater pleasure for me than to watch a player earn success off the field."
Overseeing UNLV football's academics for the last half-decade, Janice has served under nationally prominent head coaches such as John Robinson, Barry Switzer, Cheryl Miller and Henry Bibby.
Moving to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in 1999, Henry made an immediate impact on the Rebel program as she has helped dozens of Rebels earn Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors, including a school-record 11 players in 1999 alone. In addition, standout offensive lineman John Greer was named the Mountain West Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2001 – the first football player to earn the honor.
Previously, Henry was assistant athletics director of student-athlete academic services at the University of Southern California where she produced the highest graduation rate in the history of Trojan football during her tenure.
Henry has tutored more than 50 NFL players over the last decade, including 12 first-round draft picks, all of whom have either earned their degrees or are currently making progress. Henry's roster includes pro starters such as Keyshawn Johnson, Tony Boselli, Johnnie Morton, Jason Sehorn and Curtis Conway.
A native of Arkansas, Henry earned her bachelor's degree from Central State University in Edmond, Okla., in 1990. She joined USC that year as an undergraduate counselor and moved to work in the office of student-athlete academic services from 1992-99, earning her masters degree in education from the school in 1995.