Courtney Lovely serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations as well as Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and began her tenure at Palm Beach Atlantic in August 2015.
Lovely’s role within PBA Athletics includes overseeing all business operations of the department, handling gender equity and Title IX issues as well as oversight of all mandatory reports for the institution to the NCAA and Sunshine State Conference. She also acts as an advocate for student-athlete and staff concerns within the department and serves as the staff liaison for the institution’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Lovely has a diverse background within intercollegiate athletics administration and most recently spent her previous four years working at the NCAA National Office.
While at the NCAA Lovely has gained valuable experience most recently as an Assistant Director in Academic and Membership Affairs while providing valuable assistance on legislation to institutions within the NCAA Division II membership.
Lovely’s primary responsibilities included developing the Division II educational strategic plan, serving as a liaison to the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Division II Legislation Committee and the Division II Membership Committee.
Before working at the NCAA Lovely served as the Assistant to the Director of Athletics at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position she was a member of the athletic department’s senior staff and was responsible for managing the Georgia State University Athletic Association and the planning and coordination of athletics’ special events including activities with the University’s inaugural football season.
Prior to her experiences at Georgia State Lovely worked in the not-for-profit sector as an event planner.
She received her master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State and her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.
She is a current member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) and a graduate of the NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement and NCAA Leadership Institute.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Lovely has a passion for community service and has recently volunteered her time with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and Dress for Success Indianapolis.