Brookline, Mass. -- Jonathan Harper, Director of Athletics at Newbury College, is pleased to announce Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, C.J Haase, as the new Senior Woman Administrator.
"I am very excited that we were able to expand C.J's role in the department," said Harper. "She brings a sincere passion for all of our 15 programs and has continued to develop as an administrator since her promotion to Athletics full-time last year. I have no doubt that C.J will be a champion for women's athletics at Newbury, the NECC and Division III."
In her role has SWA, Haase will serve as the highest ranking woman in the Newbury Athletics Department. She will be asked to strategize ways to support and manage gender equity and Title IX plans and issues; advocate issues important to female and male student-athletes, coaches and staff; lead student-athletes in successfully balancing academics and athletics; and review equity in athletics Disclosure Act Reports and the Gender Equity Plans.
"I can not wait to take on this role here at Newbury. This position will allow me to have a greater impact in the development of the student-athletes on campus. This allows me to grow professionally and I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity that the administration has provided me," said Haase, who recently completed the inaugural season in charge of the women's lacrosse team.
Haase's first action as the SWA will be attending the Women Coaches Academy. The WCA, hosted in partnership between the Alliance of Women Coaches and the NCAA, is a four-day educational training open to NCAA coaches that offers non-sport-specific program management strategies, with a special focus on philosophy development and building your skills and knowledge about planning, communication, legal issues, ethics, hiring, supervising staff, conflict resolution, learning styles and achieving success.
In conjunction with her role with the lacrosse program, Haase serves as the staff liaison for the Newbury Nighthawks Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She will begin her role as Senior Women's Administrator immediately.
About the SWA
The NCAA membership developed the designation of a senior female staff member in 1981 as the association began providing championships for women's sports. In the 1981-82 academic year, more than 64,000 female student-athletes participated in 33 NCAA championships in 16 sports. Now over 180,000 female student-athletes compete in 20 championship sports. The purpose of the designation has always been to involve female administrators in a meaningful way in the decision-making process in intercollegiate athletics. The position is intended to ensure representation of women's interests, experience and perspective at the institutional, conference and national levels.
Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.