SAN BRUNO, Calif. – West Coast Conference Commissioner Lynn Holzman has announced the hiring of Mary Mulvenna, who will serve as the conference's Associate Commissioner for Governance and Institutional Services. Mulvenna will officially join the WCC staff in July.
“We are thrilled Mary Mulvenna is joining the West Coast Conference team,” Holzman said. “Her experience at the national and conference levels and wealth of knowledge and how to proactively manage the myriad of NCAA and conference issues will be a great benefit to our membership and staff. Mary’s demonstrated commitment throughout her career to service, leadership and the values of the West Coast Conference makes for a great fit.”
As the Associate Commissioner for Governance and Institutional Services, Mulvenna will manage and facilitate all aspects of the West Coast Conference’s governance structure, operations, and communications, while collaborating with the Executive Council, Conference cabinets and committees, and various head coaches’ groups. She will also manage and facilitate all NCAA governance issues impacting the WCC and its members and serve as the co-senior woman administrator with Amy Reis, associate commissioner of championships.
“I would like to thank Commissioner Holzman and her staff for this tremendous opportunity to join the West Coast Conference,” Mulvenna said. “I look forward to working with the West Coast Conference member institutions who excel academically and athletically. This is a great conference of which I am excited to be a part.”
Mulvenna brings more than 15 years of collegiate athletic administration experience to the West Coast Conference, most recently serving as an assistant commissioner at the America East Conference. While at America East, Mulvenna was the primary Conference liaison for all NCAA and conference governance and compliance matters, served as the primary contact for all Conference academic issues, oversaw student-athlete engagement initiatives and was the primary sport administrator for several sports. Mulvenna has been active within the NCAA governance structure as the America East representative to the NCAA Division I Council and the vice chair of the Legislative Committee. She also has been a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) throughout her career.
Before joining America East, Mulvenna was the assistant commissioner for compliance and community relations at the Missouri Valley Conference and a compliance assistant at the Council of Ivy Presidents. Mulvenna earned her Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management and Master of Education in Sport Administration from Temple University. She also was a women’s soccer student-athlete, being named to the student-athlete honor roll, and was member of Temple’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Mulvenna replaces longtime WCC staffer Sarah Wilhelmi, who begins her post with the United States Olympic Committee in June.