June 17, 2014 - by
Dr. Allison Rich Bio

  Dr. Allison Rich
Dr. Allison Rich

Senior Associate AD/SWA

Dr. Allison Rich is in her second year as the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator. She oversees external operations of the FSU Athletic Department including marketing, tickets, media, communications and more. As the Senior Woman Administrator, she also plays an active role in monitoring and maintaining equitable treatment of all student-athletes, programs, coaches and staff.

Rich came to Florida State in May of 2010. She has vast intercollegiate athletics experience having worked as a Membership Services Representative at the NCAA and in athletic administration at both the University of Pacific and Cal State Fullerton.

Rich began her duties as Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Cal State Fullerton in January 2005 and was later elevated to Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA. In her role with the department, Rich supervised and coordinated the daily administrative operations of the Titan athletics department. Some of her other responsibilities included the department’s budget, policies, strategic planning, legal issues, judicial affairs, hiring and personnel development.

Rich chaired the Athletics Equity Committee at Fullerton and maintained oversight of the athletic program’s business affairs, personnel, compliance, facilities, tickets, equipment, sports medicine and strength and conditioning. Active across each campus she has worked on, Rich served on several committees including the Student Affairs Executive Committee, University Risk Management and the NCAA Certification Steering Committee. She also had a national presence, serving on the Executive Committee of the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification.

From 1998 to 2005, Rich was the Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs at the University of the Pacific. At Pacific she was responsible for department policies and procedures, served as the athletics legal resource, was involved with the creation of an umbrella booster club structure and maintained oversight of individual sport support groups, and supervised various sports and programs. Prior to that, she spent two years as a Membership Services Representative for the NCAA where she drafted legislation, worked on several NCAA publications, worked with committees such as satisfactory progress and financial aid and spoke to groups around the country including various sport conferences and national associations.

Rich serves on the Board of Directors for the Sports Lawyers Association. She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Rich completed the Sports Management Institute (SMI) Executive Program in 2009.

Rich, from Chicago, Illinois, earned her bachelor’s degree at Princeton University, her J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of the Pacific.

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