July 15, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League Council of Presidents has approved a contract extension for Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich through June 2017, it was announced Monday.
"The Council has been pleased with the League's continued academic and athletic achievements, the addition of Boston University and Loyola University as new members, and the strong leadership that Carolyn has demonstrated during her years as Executive Director," said former Lafayette College President Dr. Daniel H. Weiss, outgoing Chair of the Council of Presidents. "We look forward to the League's continued progress under her direction."
Femovich has been the Patriot League Executive Director since 1999. Throughout her tenure at the Patriot League, Femovich has focused on key areas including the development of a comprehensive multimedia package, expansion of League membership, improvement of League competitiveness and quality of services to the membership.
Under her direction, Patriot League sports of football, basketball and lacrosse have gained increased television exposure through contracts with national outlets, and multiple regular-season and championship events have been added to the League's streaming package. Femovich has increased service to the membership with improvements in championship administration, League governance and a focus on the student-athlete experience, including the initiation of the Patriot League Leadership Academy. During her time with the Patriot League, emphasis has been placed on the competitiveness of its men and women's basketball programs, as well as other key sports that present unique opportunities for the League.
"It has been a privilege to work on behalf of the outstanding student-athletes and with the many accomplished coaches and administrators at Patriot League institutions," Femovich said. "I am honored to continue to represent such a prestigious group, and I appreciate the support and confidence of the League's presidents and athletic administrators."
The Patriot League continually demonstrates that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing its high standards. The Patriot League's athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.