Athletics News |
June 17, 2014
University of Cincinnati Senior Associate Director of Athletics Maggie McKinley has been named the department's senior woman administrator, Director of Athletics Mike Bohn announced Tuesday.
McKinley replaces Desiree Reed-Francois, who left UC to take a position at Virginia Tech University.
"We have some incredible talent in our department and Maggie, a former UC student-athlete, is a reflection of that," Bohn said. "We wanted to build on one of our fundamental strengths as a department, which is people, and she will be in a position to continue to positively impact our student-athlete's experience at UC. I'm very excited to name her to this role and proud to have her on our team."
McKinley, a former track and field student-athlete at UC, will have oversight over the baseball, cross country, swimming and diving, track and field and volleyball programs in addition to her day-to-day role in the compliance office.
"I'm excited for the additional responsibilities and the chance to continue to work with and support our outstanding student-athletes," McKinley said. "As a former student-athlete, it's humbling to be able to have a positive impact on so many people's lives. I'm grateful to Mike Bohn and the athletics leadership for the opportunity and look forward to continuing to advance our department."
She oversees the day-to-day operations of the UC athletics compliance office, preparing NCAA and American Athletic Conference reports for all 19 intercollegiate teams. She also directs the office's comprehensive NCAA rules compliance program, including on-going evaluation, development of policies and procedures and rules interpretations, while also serving as a voting delegate on NCAA legislation.
Additionally, McKinley is a co-advisor for UC's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and a member of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) communications committee. In June 2009, she graduated from the NACWAA/HERS Institute for Administrative Advancement.
She was selected to serve on the NAAC Thought Leaders group and previously served on NACWAA's Foundation Fund committee and is currently a member of that organization's membership committee.
A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, McKinley spent four years at Cincinnati as a women's track and field student-athlete from 1996-2000 as she earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. She then went on to Xavier University where she earned her master's degree in sports administration in 2001 and serves as an adjunct professor in the XU Master of Education Sports Administration program.