Meet the New Boss

Sherryta Freeman, new director of athletics, has a five-point game plan for the College’s 23-sport Division I program.

1. Establish a championship, winning culture. “We will not shy away from our commitment to providing championship experiences for student-athletes.

2. Academic excellence. “Athletes are students first.”

3. Create a positive student-athlete experience.

4. Integrate athletic programs with campus.

5. Maintain the highest level of integrity.

Freeman was senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at University of Pennsylvania.

  • She spent more than 15 years as a senior-level administrator at Temple, Penn, and Dartmouth.
  • She replaces Bruce McCutcheon, who retired after 16 years.
  • She graduated from Dartmouth in 2001 with an undergraduate degree in environmental studies and a minor in African and African American studies.
  • She was a four-year varsity letter-winner in basketball and a member of two Ivy League championship teams that secured NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000.
  • She is a native of Hillside, N.J.
  • She’s a fitness freak. “Whether it’s going for a run, a bike ride, or playing pickup basketball, I enjoy physical activity.”
  • Growing up, she wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Michelle Obama is one of her role models.