Associate AD for Student-Athlete Services/SWA
Kathy Peterson begins her 16th year at FGCU, and her 10th year in athletics. She serves as the Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services and Senior Woman Administrator. She previously spent three years as FGCU's Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA Compliance/SWA.
Peterson is the sport supervisor for Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Softball, Women's Swimming and Diving, as well as Men's and Women's cross country. Peterson also oversees the Eagles Council (Student-Athlete Advisory Council) and the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs program.
Peterson oversees all necessary self-studies and strategic plans for the NCAA and Atlantic Sun Conference and prepares financial bids for the NCAA and post-season conference events. She coordinates the athletics internship program as well as the degree completion award program. Peterson serves as the liaison to the conference office, Department of Housing & Residence Life and the Human Resources office.
In her previous position, Peterson handled all NCAA compliance duties and served as the liaison between student services and enrollment services.
Peterson began her career at FGCU in February 1997 in the Office of the Registrar as the Coordinator of Transfer Articulation. In August 1999 she became the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions where she served as the athletics liaison for the admissions office, supervised the processing and transfer articulation staff, handled the appeals committee process, and was responsible for all transfer student services. She served as the Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions prior to becoming the first compliance director at FGCU.
A native of Kentucky, Kathy came to FGCU from Albany, Georgia where she was the Director of Career Services at Albany Technical College for four years.
She received her bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Central Florida in 1990 and her master's of business administration from Florida State University in 1992.
She now lives in Fort Myers with her husband, Tom, and their daughter, Paige.