Kate Roy is departing Lyndon to join the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) office staff as the Associate Commissioner.
"Kate's tireless work, attention to detail, and passionate advocacy for the department will be missed," Said Dean of Students Jonathan Davis. "This role will shine a bright light on Kate's expertise in the areas of sports information and NCAA compliance. This is a big loss for NVU-Lyndon, but we will continue to benefit from Kate's work as a member of the North Atlantic Conference."
Roy arrived at Lyndon in August 2014 as the Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator, managing NCAA compliance, business operations, student-athlete welfare, facilities and contests; and providing oversight to sport programs and sports information. In addition, Roy serves as advisor to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and teaches courses for the Sport Management and Exercise Science programs. In August 2017, Roy added campus Title IX Coordinator to her responsibilities, and she was appointed Interim Director of Athletics in May 2018. Since January 2016, Roy has served on the NCAA Division III Management Council and assumed the role of Vice Chair following the annual NCAA Meetings that were held in Indianapolis in January 2018. In this role, Roy also serves ex officio on the Presidents Council and the Administrative Committee.
"I would like to thank everyone at Lyndon for four great years. Special thanks to Chris Ummer and Jonathan Davis who have been incredible colleagues and friends," said Roy. "The student-athletes and coaches here are tremendous people and it has been my pleasure to serve the Hornets. I look forward to expanding that service to the entire conference."
Prior to her appointment at Lyndon, Roy spent 10 years as Head Swimming Coach at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Roy amassed a .721 win-loss record, produced more than 80 All-New England swimmers, and was recognized as the New England Swimming and Diving Association Women's Coach of the year in 2006. During her tenure, the team was recognized for Academic All-American honors for 20 consecutive semesters. Roy served on the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Committee from 2010-2014 and on the New England Swimming and Diving executive board throughout her time in Maine.
In her new role at the NAC, Roy will serve as the primary communications representative for the North Atlantic Conference, overseeing all strategic efforts in new media, website development, and sports information. In addition, Roy will serve as the championship coordinator for several NAC sports, the advisor for the NAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and the primary administrator of the Conference Grant. She will begin her responsibilities August 6.