Associate Director of Athletics, Business and Finance
Formerly the Associate Athletics Director for Business Operations at
Florida Gulf Coast University, Colleen Sorem was named as the Associate
Athletics Director For Business and Finance at Towson University in June, 2012.
In her position at Towson, she leads the Athletics
Business Office and oversees the Facilities and Operations as well as the
Equipment Room. She also has oversight of a sport to be determined.
“I am excited to have Colleen joining our Athletics
Leadership Team in this critical role as our new Associate Director of
Athletics for Business & Finance,” said Mike Waddell, the Director of Athletics at Towson. “Her work at FGCU,
UMass Lowell and the University of Alabama has prepped her well for the challenge
of directing our business, facilities and equipment mission here at
Towson. I look forward to her arriving at TU later this month and to
working with her and members of her B&F team to advance our championship mission
for Tiger Athletics.”
A 2000 graduate of James Madison University who earned her
B.S. degree in kinesiology with a minor in business, Sorem has been a member of
the athletics staff at Florida Gulf Coast for the last four years.
first three years, she was the Assistant Athletics Director for Business
Operations. She was promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Business
Operations last year.
During her tenure at Florida Gulf Coast, she directed
supervision of FGCU’s business office operations while managing and
coordinating travel for a 15-sport program that competes in the Atlantic-Sun
Conference. She also managed and coordinated all athletics scholarships,
working with the Director of Financial Aid and the Director of Compliance.
She was also the sport supervisor for the Eagles’ men’s
soccer team and the softball team. Over the past two seasons, the men’s soccer
team has compiled an impressive 25-9-4 record and won the 2011 Atlantic Sun
championship. The Eagles’ softball squad enjoyed the finest season in school
history this spring. FGCU won the Atlantic Sun title and stunned No. 5 Florida
in the first round of the NCAA Gainesville Regional, 2-1. The Eagles finished
the season with a 38-24 record.
A native of Manassas, Va., Sorem joined the FGCU staff in
2008 after six years at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, an NCAA
Division II program with Division I ice hockey. She joined the UML staff as the
Coordinator of Intramurals and Facility Staff. In that role, she recruited,
hired and trained all facility staff. She also produced all user policies,
procedures and manuals for a new 65,000-square foot recreation facility. She
also supervised 25 intramural programs.
From 2004-to-2007, she was the Events and Business
Operations manager for the River Hawks. She was promoted to Assistant Athletics
Director for Division I and Division II programs for her final year at UML. She was the administrative supervisor for the
UML baseball, softball, men’s golf, and men’s soccer programs. During her years
at UML, she also assisted in planning and hosting the NCAA Field Hockey
After graduating from James Madison, Sorem earned her Master
of Arts degree in Education, Sports Administration from the University of
Alabama in 2002. During her time at Alabama, she was a graduate assistant for
intramural sports and special events. At Alabama, she administered over 50
activities for men’s, women’s and co-recreational intramural sports programs.
She also recruited, hired, trained, assigned and evaluated student supervisors,
office personnel and over 150 officials.