May 30, 2013

Alice Wiercinski Named Associate Director of Athletics at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College has announced the hiring of Alice Wiercinski as its new Associate Director of Athletics.

Wiercinski, who will join the College on July 1, assumes the position formerly held by Ashmead White Director of Athletics Tim Ryan.

"It was clear during the search process that Alice has a deep appreciation of the entire student-athlete experience, shares our understanding of the important role of athletics within our community and possesses a valuable skill set that will be of benefit to the College going forward," said Ryan. "Bowdoin is fortunate to have someone with her experience and abilities to move into this important leadership role within our department."

"I'd like to thank Dean Tim Foster, Tim Ryan, and the entire search committee for this tremendous opportunity," said Wiercinski. "I am so excited to be joining the athletic department and Bowdoin community.  And, I'm looking forward to working with incredible faculty, staff, and student-athletes at such a prestigious institution."

At Bowdoin, Wiercinski will oversee several athletic programs, serve as a member of the department leadership team and will be responsible for athletic department operations including budget oversight, event management and facilities administration and planning.

A 1996 graduate of Yale University, Wiercinski has been the Associate Athletics Director and Director of Advancement for the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2008. Previously, she served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Colgate University following stints in the Athletic Departments of San Diego State and Brown University.

 At UIC, Wiercinski managed the Advancement program within athletics that included major gift development, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, special development events, and alumni and donor relations. She helped establish the first Athletics Development Leadership Board and also served as the liaison to Athletic Communications and UIC's Office of Public Affairs to publicize and recognize athletic development successes and donor stories.

Prior to joining the UIC staff, Wiercinski spent three years as Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Colgate University where she oversaw corporate sponsorship, marketing and promotions, and personnel management for athletics. She also served as the administrative liaison for the faculty liaison program for varsity teams, ECAC Hockey and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In addition, her duties included the administration and supervision of men's soccer, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, men's golf, and men's and women's tennis.

While at Colgate, Wiercinski was appointed to serve as a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee. At the league level, she served on the Patriot League committees for Athletic Administration, Sport Management and women's soccer. Wiercinski was a member of the Steering Committee during the school’s NCAA re-certification process.

Wiercinski came to Colgate from San Diego State University, where she was the Assistant Director of Marketing and Corporate Sales for the Aztecs. At San Diego State, she oversaw marketing and event management initiatives, group sales and corporate sales. Before joining the Aztecs, she worked at Brown University assisting with sports marketing, advertising and event management for their athletics department.

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