Lincoln brings broad higher-ed experience to Athletics

July 20, 2015

Tacy Lincoln, an experienced athletics administrator at the University of Vermont, has been hired as an associate director of athletics at Saint Michael’s College, Director of Athletics Chris Kenny ’86 announced on Monday. Lincoln, a UVM graduate who spent more than 30 years employed by her alma mater in various capacities, begins her appointment at Saint Michael’s on Aug. 10, and will be responsible primarily for NCAA compliance and sport supervision.

In her new position at Saint Michael’s, Lincoln brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of compliance from UVM, having served as NCAA compliance coordinator between 2007 and 2015. Lincoln was responsible for overseeing a comprehensive athletic compliance program that helped UVM’s coaches, student-athletes and Athletic Department personnel adhere to NCAA, America East Conference and Hockey East rules and regulations. During her tenure, she was also the academic coordinator for the men’s basketball program.

“Tacy will be a tremendous addition to our administrative team,” said Kenny. “Her broad base of professional experiences and outstanding skill set position her very well to be an impactful member of our staff. She’s an experienced and respected NCAA compliance officer, but brings much more than that to this position. Tacy is a proven team player with a dedicated student-centered approach to all aspects of her work, guided by a true understanding of how college athletics can greatly enhance the educational experience for students.”

Lincoln, who began her employment at UVM in 1984, graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1983 before earning her master’s degree there in educational leadership in 2012. Prior to her stint in the Athletic Department, Lincoln spent more than two decades in various roles around campus. Between 1999 and 2007, she worked in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, first as a recruitment coordinator for two years and then as the director of student services. As director, Lincoln oversaw daily operations for the Office of Student Services while developing an annual recruitment and enrollment plan for graduate programs.

Between 1995 and 1999, Lincoln was the coordinator of volunteer programs and assistant director for the Office of Admissions, helping accept new students to the university. While overseeing the Alumni Admission Representative Program for three of those years, she was the liaison to the Development and Alumni Relations offices on campus, and proposed and implemented the Student Admission Representative Program’s name change to Advo-Cats during her two years working with that program. From 1989 until 1994, Lincoln was an academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences. She previously worked in the Department of Hematology and the Division of Continuing Education.

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