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.