Salem State Hires Hathaway

May 3, 2018
Salem State University has announced the hiring of Tracey Hathaway as its new director of athletics. Hathaway comes from the University of Massachusetts Boston where she served as the Associate Director of Compliance/Student Athlete Welfare since 2013.  Her key responsibilities included oversight, implementation, and improvement upon a comprehensive NCAA compliance monitoring system, academic advising, and student supportive services that ensure student athlete access and success.     
"I would like to thank Carla Panzella, Assistant Vice President & Dean of Student Life, as well as the search committee for this tremendous opportunity. I am thrilled to join the Salem State University family and become part of a rich history. I look forward to being a servant leader as student athletes find their success academically and athletically," Hathaway said.

Prior to Boston, Hathaway worked at Concordia University Texas in Austin, TX as the senior woman administrator (SWA) and assistant athletic director (AAD) for 13 NCAA Division III varsity sports. As SWA and AAD, Hathaway performed various tasks, including the implementation of new strategies to develop the athletic department as a whole, along with sports supervision and academic liaison responsibilities. Hathaway also worked at Northeastern University (DI), Boston, MA as a compliance assistant, at Roger Williams University (DIII) in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she served as the head women's basketball coach and compliance coordinator, and Clark University (DIII) where she began her coaching endeavors.
She currently is a member of the NCAA DIII Infraction Committee, the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA), Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), and African American Women in Higher Education (AAWHE) of New England.  Previously she served as a member of the NCAA DIII Track & Field/Cross Country Championship Committee.  She has attended the NCAA Pathways, NCAA Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement (DIII Institute), NACWAA's Institute for Administrative Advancement, and the NCAA/Women's Coaches Academy.
A native of Worcester, MA an undergraduate from the University of Rhode Island, and a graduate of Northeastern University, she currently is enrolled in the Higher Education PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  
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