Tag: director of intercollegiate athletics

Journey to the chair: UW-Green Bay’s first female athletic director shares story

When Mary Ellen Gillespie became UW-Green Bay’s first female athletic director — and one of just 28 women of 346 ADs in Division I — she downplayed the significance of gender and focused on fit. Responding to questions from members of the news media, Gillespie would tell them she was the best person for the […]

Two games for women’s soccer, and two buckets of ice at Friday’s halftime


The Green Bay women’s soccer team will open up the 2014 season this weekend with a pair of home games at Santaga Stadium. Green Bay will face IUPUI for the season-opener on Fri., Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. and will then play host to Ball State at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. The program […]

A huge Commencement Saturday for Athletics… and the list of grads

We see that Green Bay Athletics has posted all of Saturday’s big news involving awards and honors at commencement, and more: Coach and Academic Coordinator Mike Kline receiving the Chancellor’s Award… Summa cum laude Human Biology grad Nicole Will of the women’s cross country team earning Outstanding Student honors for the graduating class… Four softball […]

Front and center: AD Gillespie on the cover of March YOU magazine

UW-Green Bay Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie is gracing the cover of YOU magazine this month, in an issue that hit newsstands on March 19. The cover story offers insights into Gillespie’s path to becoming UW-Green Bay’s first female AD, and gives readers a look at her crazy-busy life. Being the first woman to hold […]

More coverage of new AD Gillespie

She won’t begin her new job until Dec. 2, but Mary Ellen Gillespie drew plenty of media attention earlier this week with her first visit to campus since being named the new director of intercollegiate athletics for UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay News covered her introductory news conference with both a photo gallery and a recap […]

New AD: I believe athletics exists to further the goals of the University

Mary Ellen Gillespie, the associate athletics director for Bowling Green State University who was just named the new AD at UW-Green Bay, met the media Tuesday (Oct. 22), answering questions and outlining her philosophy of college athletics. “Today is a dream come true,” she said in her opening remarks. “I am honored and humbled by […]

Photos: New AD Gillespie meets the press

Mary Ellen Gillespie was introduced as UW-Green Bay’s new Athletics Director at a 10 a.m. news conference Tuesday (Oct. 22) at the Kress Events Center. Introduced by Chancellor Tom Harden, the former Bowling Green associate athletics director took to the lectern to briefly outline her philosophy of higher education and Division I athletics, and to answer questions from radio and TV reporters in attendance. Afterwards she greeted coaches, staff members and friends of the Phoenix program who were in attendance.

Reception to welcome Gillespie runs from 4 to 5:30 Tuesday

The UW-Green Bay community is invited to welcome Mary Ellen Gillespie at an informal reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 22) in Phoenix Room C of the University Union. Chancellor Tom Harden announced Thursday that Gillespie will succeed Ken Bothof as Phoenix athletics director. Currently associate athletics director for external relations at Bowling […]