Maureen “Mo” White has been named the next director of athletics and chair of physical education at Connecticut College.
As the first woman to serve as director of athletics at Conn, White will take the helm at a pivotal moment in the evolution of the athletics program.
“We are very fortunate to have found in Mo White a talented leader with the skills, values and experience to take our athletics program to the next level of excellence,” President Katherine Bergeron said.
As director, White will be responsible for overseeing the success of 28 intercollegiate sports together with 45 coaches and staff. This includes overseeing plans for the renewal of athletics facilities, leading the department in developing a vision for the future of athletics at Conn, and supporting the College’s student-athletes to compete within The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) at the highest level of Division III.
“The New England Small College Athletic Conference is one of the most competitive conferences in Division III athletics, with a deep history of academic excellence and athletic achievement. Connecticut College is well positioned to deliver an even stronger student-athlete experience, and with our talented coaches, we are well on our way to getting there,” White said.
White holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Providence College, where she played Division I tennis, and a master’s in sport management from the University of Connecticut. Prior to Conn, she served as the director of athletics and chair of the Department of Physical Education at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.