A woman from Putnam has officially been named as Manhattanville College’s new athletic director.
Putnam Valley resident Julene Caulfield, who has been a member of the college’s athletic community for 17 years, was named as the Director of Athletics and Recreation on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Caulfield served as the associate director of athletics for the past two years and holds the title of senior woman administrator for the department.
“I am honored to be appointed to the position of Director of Athletics and Recreation, and fully understand the responsibilities of upholding the Valiant tradition of excellence for our student-athletes on the playing surface and, more importantly, in the classroom,” said Caulfield. “Manhattanville athletics has been a huge part of my life for the last 17 years and I look forward to leading the department to new heights.”
In her new role, Caulfield will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the college’s athletic department, which includes a total of 22 sports. She will also be expected to continue the “rich tradition” of Manhattanville Valiant Athletics in terms of competition and student-athlete academic standards.
Caulfield will also ensure that the department remains in compliance with NCAA standards, Valiant coaches and staff members and opportunities for fundraising and partnership.
“Julene is an asset to Manhattanville College Athletics and has been a constant and reliable force here,” said Cindy Porter, Vice President for Student Affairs at Manhattanville. “This promotion is well deserved, and I look forward to seeing her shine in her new role.”
In 2011, Caulfield earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville. She is also a 2002 graduate of the Marymount College of Fordham University, holding a dual degree in English and Journalism.
“I would like to thank Manhattanville President Michael Geisler and Dr. Cindy Porter for appointing me to this role,” said Caulfield. “They have entrusted me with the responsibility of overseeing the entire department of athletics, and I will work my hardest to uphold the tried and true Valiant standards both on and off the playing surface.”
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