Pam Overton is in her 11th year at Florida State and her fifth as an Associate Director of Athletics. In addition, she is in her fourth year as Florida State’s Senior Woman Administrator – a position she accepted during the summer of 2003.
As Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services, she is responsible for the administration of the student development program with an emphasis on personal and leadership development, community service and career planning and placement for the Seminoles’ nearly 600 student-athletes.
As the Senior Woman Administrator, Overton is the primary sport administrator for the sport of women’s swimming and diving and oversees the department Title IX and gender equity programs.
Overton joined the department of athletics at Florida State after serving 13 years as an Assistant Director of Athletics at East Carolina University.
Overton was part of the original task force that created the national NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills educational program. She has served as the secretary for the National Association of Academic Advisors and currently chairs the Division I-A Athletic Director’s Associations CHAMPS/Life Skills Board of Advisors.
Her writings on student development have appeared in numerous national and professional publications. In addition, she has written a training manual for the College Athlete’s Speaker’s Bureau and a training manual for academic tutors. She serves as a consultant for several universities on student-athlete development and is a frequent lecturer at national conferences. In 1988, Athletic Management Magazine named her as an outstanding role model in college athletics.
Overton earned her master’s degree and her educational specialist degree in counseling and was a high school guidance counselor prior to entering collegiate athletics. She is a certified counselor with a teaching certificate for the learning disabled and gifted, as well as other areas of education.