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Maggie McKinley
Maggie  McKinley

Sr. Associate AD/SWA

Alma Mater:

Maggie McKinley joined the University of Cincinnati staff in 2001 and currently serves as a senior associate director of athletics and the department's senior woman administrator.

She was elevated to her current role in June of 2014 after serving as senior associate director of athletics for compliance and administration.

McKinley provides strategic direction on departmental initiatives focused on student-athlete welfare, gender equity and Title IX compliance. She also has administrative oversight of 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. She is the chair of the American Athletic Conference Track & Field committee.

During the summer of 2010, she was named a member of the department's senior staff. McKinley oversees the day-to-day operations of the UC athletics compliance office, preparing NCAA and AAC 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), the chair of the department of athletics' diversity and inclusion committee and is a member of the University's Diversity Council.

She is a graduate of the Division I-A Athletic Directors' Institute and National Association For Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Leadership Enhancement Institute.

McKinley serves on the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) communications committee and 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.