White named as­sis­tant AD at Conn Col­lege

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - Sports -

Mau­reen “Mo” White will join Con­necti­cut Col­lege as as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of athletics for busi­ness op­er­a­tions on Mon­day.

White, who has served as the di­rec­tor of athletics at the United States Mer­chant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., for the past three years, was se­lected af­ter a com­pet­i­tive na­tional search. She pre­vi­ously worked at Mitchell Col­lege for 16 years, in­clud­ing 10 years as di­rec­tor of athletics, where she over­saw the school’s suc­cess­ful tran­si­tion from ju­nior col­lege ath­letic sta­tus to NCAA Di­vi­sion III. “It has been a long-term goal of mine to work in the NESCAC, and given my life-long as­so­ci­a­tion with Con­necti­cut Col­lege, this move feels like com­ing home,” said White, a long­time res­i­dent of Ston­ing­ton.

Tran­si­tion­ing from the de­part­ment chair of Mitchell’s Sport Man­age­ment pro­gram and head men’s ten­nis coach from 2003 to 2005, White was named in­terim di­rec­tor of athletics in the 200405 aca­demic year, a year in which the school be­gan the for­mal process of ap­ply­ing for NCAA mem­ber­ship. She was pro­moted to the per­ma­nent role in 2006, and dur­ing her 10 years, the col­lege re­al­ized NCAA Di­vi­sion III sta­tus, a new con­fer­ence af­fil­i­a­tion with the New Eng­land Col­lege Con­fer­ence, 10 NECC cham­pi­onships and four NCAA berths.

At the U.S. Mer­chant Marine Academy, White also de­vel­oped a ri­valry ex­pe­ri­ence with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that re­sulted in a part­ner­ship with ESPN to tele­vise their an­nual Sec­re­taries Cup foot­ball game.

Coast Guard ath­letic di­rec­tor Tim Fitz­patrick called White “one of the finest, most tal­ented col­lege athletics ad­min­is­tra­tors in Amer­ica.”

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