FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced on Tuesday that Colleen Sorem has been promoted from Assistant Athletic Director to Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations heading into the 2011-12 year.
“This is a very well deserved elevation in title for Colleen,” said Kavanagh. “She has done an outstanding job overseeing our athletics business affairs area, especially amidst both our reclassification period to Division I and our recent overall feasibility study, each of which resulted in substantial time sensitive important projects. Likewise, Colleen has contributed significantly in her role of assuming additional responsibilities related to supervising our continually growing ticket office operations personnel and as a sport coordinator.”
Entering her fourth year, Sorem oversees all aspects of the athletic department’s business operations, including maintaining and managing the operational budget, as well as the day-to-day operations. Sorem is also the sport coordinator for men’s soccer and softball.
Around campus, Sorem also serves as the liaison to the Office of the Controller, Procurement Services, Budget Office and the Bursar’s Office.
Prior to FGCU, Sorem was the Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations at UMass Lowell where she was responsible for all aspects of the department’s budget. Sorem worked at Lowell for six years from 2002-08. She began as the Coordinator of Intramurals and worked there until 2004 when she was named Events & Business Operations Manager of the athletic department. In 2007, she was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations.
Sorem graduated from James Madison in 2000 with a B.S. degree, majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in business. She earned a Masters of Arts in education degree from the University of Alabama in 2002.