Oct. 12, 2009
SAN BRUNO, Calif.-- West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich announced the hiring of Colleen Lim as Associate Commissioner for Governance and Administration. Lim comes to the WCC after having served as the Assistant Dean of Admissions for Stanford University.
"I am very excited to have Colleen join the West Coast Conference team," said Zaninovich. "I have no doubt that she will bring leadership and vision in moving the WCC forward with our governance structure and that her wealth of experience working on committees at the NCAA level will benefit our membership"
In her role with the WCC, Lim will serve as the conference SWA and her primary responsibilities will include oversight of the WCC governance structure, planning lead for the WCC Executive Council meetings, liaison to the Strategic Planning & Leadership and Administration & Operations cabinets and sports administration liaison for women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's golf and men's and women's tennis.
"I am looking forward to the opportunity of being a part of the West Coast Conference," said Lim. "I am passionate about college athletics and it is an incredible honor to be part of the WCC conference. In this role, I hope to help make a positive impact on the experiences of the WCC student-athletes, coaches and administrators."
Lim previously spent the last two years working at Stanford University as the Assistant Dean of Admissions, where she supervised the process of recruiting and evaluating prospective students. She also served as the liaison to the Stanford Alumni Association and the Stanford Office of Development.
Before coming to Stanford, Lim worked at Yale and was very active in the NCAA governance structure, having chaired the Division I women's soccer committee and the Division I field hockey committee while also serving on the Committee on Athletics Certification, the Championship and Competition Cabinet and the Initial Eligibility Waivers Committee. In addition, Lim supervised several sport programs, managed the varsity sports operations and student services staffs, and administered the NCAA and Ivy League compliance and eligibility program for 33 Division I sports.
Prior to her time at Yale, Lim served as the Youth Programs Coordinator for the NCAA. There she coordinated the Youth Education through Sports (YES) clinics held in conjunction with NCAA Championship events as part of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP), which annually served over 55,000 economically disadvantaged youth.
In addition, she has served as the Associate Director of Athletics as well as head women's basketball coach at Mills College. There, she also acted as the Director of Mills College Summer Arts and Sports Program, which saw an enrollment increase of 300 percent and increased revenue of 350 percent under her management.
Lim received her Bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's degree in Education from Stanford University.