NESCAC Appoints Administrative Director

— Yale Athletic Administrator Selected for Newly Created Post

Andrea C. Savage, senior assistant director of athletics

at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., has been named to the

newly created position of administrative director of the New England

Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), effective August 1.

The appointment was announced by Middlebury College President

John M. McCardell, Jr., who is also current president of NESCAC.

A graduate of Amherst College where she was a three-sport

athlete, Savage has worked in her current position at Yale since

1996, having previously served in various other administrative

posts in Yale’s athletic department. Prior to coming to Yale,

Savage coached field hockey and women’s lacrosse at the University

of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Amherst College, where she

also taught physical education courses. Before beginning her career

in collegiate athletics, Savage was an account executive with

the advertising agency DDB Needham Worldwide in New York City.

She has served on numerous committees for the NCAA and the Ivy


In announcing Savage’s appointment, McCardell said,

“As NESCAC has matured as a conference, and as the world

of intercollegiate athletics has grown ever more complex, the

conference presidents have realized the need to appoint a full-time

administrative director to attend to these matters. In Andrea

Savage, we have found one of our own, a scholar-athlete who understands

our conference’s unique combination of academic and athletic excellence,

and who will work to maintain the appropriate balance between

them while strengthening our ties as member institutions committed

to common goals.”

The position of administrative director

includes responsibility for maintaining the rules and records

of the conference, organizing NESCAC championships, establishing

and maintaining a budget for the conference, coordinating interaction

among the conference’s member institutions, and gathering and

reporting information for conference committees. The location

of the office of the administrative director has not yet been


The New England Small College Athletic

Conference (NESCAC) was formed in 1971 and has consistently reflected

its commitment to the values of athletic and academic achievement.

The conference is led by its member presidents.