|Title:||Senior Associate Director of Athletics & PERA/SWA|
|Education:||B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Old Dominion University; MBA Southern New Hampshire University|
Lauren Haynie was hired as Senior Associate Director of Athletics and the Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics (PERA) at Wellesley College in the Summer of 2017.
Haynie joined Wellesley after spending the four years as Special Assistant to the Athletic Director/Department Head for the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT, she supervised members of the DAPER administrative staff during a time of significant growth and success that included 38 New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships, 63 total NCAA Championship appearances and three national championships for the Engineers.
Haynie provided oversight for multiple department-wide events, including the DAPER Mentoring Program, MIT Golf Outing, and the department's annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet. In addition, Haynie developed compliance education materials for coaches and student-athletes, coordinated scheduling and materials for department staff meetings, the DAPER Advisory Board and visiting committees.
Haynie's impact at MIT extended well beyond the athletic setting as she worked to integrate campus partners including the offices of Global Education and Career Development, Title IX, Public Service and the Violence Prevention and Response and Community Development and Substance Abuse team. In addition, she served on department, division, and campus-wide committees including as a tri-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Staff Engagement Advisory Board and as a member of the Division of Student Life's Staff Engagement Advisory Board. Haynie also coordinated MIT's Engineering Success program for student-athlete well-being and was an active participant in professional development and mentoring opportunities as part of MIT's Mentor Advocate Program and Rainbow Compass Program, mentoring underrepresented minority and LBGTQ students on campus.
Prior to arriving at MIT, Haynie spent seven years as Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., during which time she was also a sports medicine lecturer at the George Washington University. Before her time in the nation's capital, Haynie was Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine at Division II Assumption College in nearby Worcester, Mass. Her two-year stint at Assumption was preceded by two years as Head Athletic Trainer at Lane College in Jackson, Tenn.
A 2000 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Kinesiology, Haynie received her Master of Science degree in Education from Old Dominion University in 2002. She later went on to earn a Master of Business Administration, with a sports management emphasis, from Southern New Hampshire University in 2014, and is currently working toward a graduate certificate in the Leadership and Diversity in Sport Management from the University of Connecticut.
Haynie has attended numerous NCAA Professional Development Institutes, including the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Orientation Conference in 2008, the Women's Leadership Symposium in 2011 and the Institute for Administrative Advancement in 2014. She is a member of Women Leaders in College Sports, the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.