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 the post is significant, but Gillespie doesn’t feel it comes with additional pressure, she said. “I take it seriously because there’s a small group of us,” she said. “Fortunately that’s been changing a little bit. There’s been several women over the past year to 18 months who’ve been hired into Division I athletic director roles. They are people I’ve looked up to, people who have mentored me. For me the pressure is I want to make that group of people proud, those who helped me get to where I am. I think it’s great that more and more women are getting involved in athletic administration. I’m incredibly honored to be part of that.” You can read the full story by clicking the link here, and copies of YOU are available at Festival Foods, Kavarna, Baylake Bank, The Ultimate Closet and other locations, in addition to the lobby of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.