Aug. 6, 2013
EASTON, Pa. - Kaitlyn McKittrick, who enters her seventh year at Lafayette College, is being promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics/SWA with responsibility to manage the day-to-day activity of the Department of Athletics, it was announced today by Lafayette Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon.
In her new role, which is effective immediately, McKittrick will manage the daily activity of the department and will serve as the top assistant to the director of athletics. She will supervise the athletics department staff, mainly through daily interaction with all athletic department senior staff members. McKittrick will represent the director of athletics, when determined appropriate, at Patriot League, NCAA and other meetings related to the operation of the athletics department.
In this new position, McKittrick will serve as chief operating officer within Lafayette's Department of Athletics to ensure sufficient advance planning is occurring in the department throughout the year and advancing the department's mission. Specific responsibilities include program management, NCAA compliance, student-athlete services, human resources, admissions, sport oversight, serving as senior women's administrator and direct report for all senior staff members.
"Kaity has demonstrated tremendous managerial and problem-solving skills in addition to her strong credibility within the department and across campus," said McCutcheon. "She is perfectly positioned to take on the additional leadership role of running the day-to-day operations of our department."
McKittrick currently serves as the Patriot League representative to the NCAA Legislative Council and has previously served on NACWAA's Legislation and Governance Committee. In the summer of 2011, McKittrick graduated from NACWAA's Institute for Administrative Advancement and in 2012 graduated from the Leadership Enhancement Institute. She is currently in the NCAA Pathways Program, an initiative that serves to assist minority and/or women administrators to prepare through education, training and mentorship to be athletic directors.
"I am grateful for this opportunity to take on additional leadership and responsibility within the department," said McKittrick. "This is an exciting time for Lafayette athletics. I look forward to further contributing to the success of our great coaches and student-athletes. I want to thank Bruce and the College for this wonderful opportunity."
Before coming to Lafayette, McKittrick spent two years working at the Patriot League office in Center Valley, Pa. She served as the Patriot League's Assistant Director for Sports Management and Compliance from May 2006 through July 2007. McKittrick worked as the primary liaison for institutional compliance coordinators regarding interpretations of NCAA and Patriot League bylaws and policies. McKittrick also oversaw the administration of the league's 23 sports and 22 championships while serving as a contact for five sports.
A native of Clarks Summit, Pa., McKittrick earned her bachelor's degree in History with a minor in Business Management from Moravian College in May 2004. McKittrick was a member of the varsity lacrosse team for which she served as an assistant coach from 2005 to 2007.
Upon graduation, McKittrick earned her master's degree in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University while working as a graduate assistant with the school's intramural and recreation program.
McKittrick currently resides in Emmaus, Pa. with her husband, Matt.