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Judy Rose
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  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Searches
  • Operational Review
  • Masters in Physical Education, University of Tennessee
  • B.S. in Physical Education, Winthrop University

Judy Rose, former director of athletics for the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, was the third woman ever to spearhead a major collegiate athletics program. Under her guidance, UNC Charlotte added 7 sports to their athletic program, including the 49ers football program in 2013. The 49ers athletics program enjoyed great success under Rose’s leadership, including 13 NCAA appearances in men’s basketball and soccer.

Judy Rose was the third woman in history to become the athletic director of an NCAA Division I program.

At UNC Charlotte, Rose moved the 49ers from the Sun Belt Conference, and ultimately to Conference USA. She led fundraising efforts for various new athletic facilities, including the Student Activity Center, the Academic Training Center, the Track and Field Center, and the Fieldhouse. In 2012, the Fieldhouse was named in her honor.

Rose served from 2000 to 2004 on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, the first woman to serve on the Committee, and served as president of the NACDA from 2003 to 2004.

She is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2001, she received the NACDA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year Award. Most recently, Rose was selected for Conference USA’s 2020 Hall of Fame.

Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physical education in 1974 from Winthrop University, and a master’s in physical education from University of Tennessee in 1975, where she was an assistant basketball coach under Pat Summitt.

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