Maggie McKinley joined the University of Cincinnati staff in 2001 and currently serves as an executive senior associate director of athletics and the department's senior woman administrator. She was elevated to her current role in July of 2016 after serving as senior associate director of athletics/SWA.
As a member of the department’s leadership team, McKinley provides strategic direction on departmental initiatives focused on student-athlete welfare, gender equity, Title IX compliance and diversity and inclusion. She has sport supervision of Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field and Volleyball in addition to direct oversight of Compliance, Sport Services, Medical Services and Strength and Conditioning.
McKinley was instrumental in building the department’s comprehensive NCAA rules compliance program, including on-going evaluation, development of policies and procedures and rules interpretations. This experience led to her selection to the NCAA Legislative Committee in 2015 under the new NCAA governance structure. In 2016, she was appointed to the NCAA Division I Council and the NCAA Competition Oversight Committee.
In addition, McKinley serves on the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) Strategic Initiatives committee and previously served on NAAC communication’s committee, National Association for Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Foundation Fund committee and Membership committee. She is the chair of the American Athletic Conference Track & Field committee.
On campus, McKinley is a co-advisor for UC's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the chair of the department of athletics' diversity and inclusion One Team committee and is a member of the University's Diversity Council, Bias Incident Response Team and Enterprise Risk Management Risk Council.
She is a graduate of the D1-A Athletic Directors' Institute and NACWAA Leadership Enhancement Institute.
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.