Lori Hendricks
Lori Hendricks
Title: Director of Athletics
Phone: 413-538-2310
Email: lahendri@mtholyoke.edu

Lori Hendricks, Class of 1992, will enter her eighth year as the Chair of Physical Education and Director of Athletics at Mount Holyoke College during the 2020-21 academic year. Hendricks was previously an Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator at Mount Holyoke College from August 2007 through June of 2013, before being internally promoted to the Director position in July of 2013.

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  • University of Michigan - Doctor of Philosophy: Higher Education, CSHPE
  • The Ohio State University - Masters of Arts, Sport Management
  • Mount Holyoke College - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Politics

At Mount Holyoke College

  • Developed a department strategic plan that was endorsed by the College's Board of Trustees (2019).
  • Develops and manages department operations and staff salaries, budgets and the generation of annual revenue for the Department.
  • Completed $1.2 million soccer field and field house renovation projects (2015) and a $1.5 million renovations to Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium (2018). 
  • Spearheaded additional projects of $50,000 to enhance the Community Boathouse and MHC Equestrian Center.
  • Implemented DiSC training to improve department communication and motivation.
  • Created student-athlete Peak Performance Program and created programming for student-athletes.
  • Launched campus-wide ally network to ensure student-athlete access to institutional resources.
  • Established as a priority: transition programming for recruits' first contact with MHC, first year student-athletes, and seniors graduating from the athletics program.
  • Secured multi-year sponsorship for student-athlete summer internship program in Vietnam, 'Coach for College.'
  • Teaches "Hiking in the Pioneer Valley" physical education course and oversees independent studies and internships in college athletics. 
  • Responsible for Physical Education curriculum oversight.

Professional Experience

  • Mount Holyoke College - Chair of Physical Education and Director of Athletics (2013-Present)
  • Mount Holyoke College - Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator (2007-2013)
  • University of Michigan - Associate Director, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NF) - (2002-2007)
  • Knight Commission of Intercollegiate Athletics (KC) - Special Consultant (2005-2007)
  • University of Michigan - Special Assistant to the UM NCAA Certification Team (2003-2004)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - Education Outreach Program Coordinator (1996-2001)
  • The Ohio State University - Graduate Associate (Athletics Marketing Intern and Recreational Sports) - (1993-1995)
  • World Teach/Score - Coach and Physical Educator in South Africa (1993)

Committee and Volunteer Work

  • Mount Holyoke College
    • Division of Student Life (DSL) senior leadership team 
    • Capital Projects and Planning 
    • Board of Trustees Subcommittee on Student Affairs and Compliance 
    • Operations and Policy Council 
    • Well-Being Task Force (now "Be Well) (2016-2017)
    • Multicultural Community and College Life (MCCL) (2011-2014)
  • Women Leaders in College Sports
    • D3 NEXT COVID-19 National Call Facilitator 
    • Board of Directors 
    • Awards Committee 
    • Bylaws Committee 
    • Foundation Fund (2012-15, 2016-17)
  • New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
    • COVID-19 Response Team 
    • Executive and Personnel Committees
    • Expansion Task Force (2015-2016)
    • Liaison to Women's Tennis Coaches (2010-2012)
    • Liaison to Women's and Men's Track and Field Coaches (2009-2010)
    • Scheduling Officer (2007-2008)
  • Seven Sisters Athletic Conference
    • Executive Committee (2007-2019)

Professional Organizations

  • National Association of Division III Athletics Administrators (NADIIIA)
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
  • Women Leaders in College Sports
  • Women's Sports Foundation

Awards and Special Recognitions

  • NADIIIA Summer Symposium Grant (2018)
  • NCAA Pathways Program (2013-2014)
  • NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant (2007)
  • UM Rackham Graduate School, Dr. Percy Bates Mentoring Award (2006)
  • Top 25 Finalist for Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders in Higher Education Award (2005)