Armstrong Atlantic State University officials announced that Lisa M. Sweany, senior associate athletics director at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan, has been named athletics director for Pirate Athletics effective July 18.
Sweany brings to Armstrong extensive experience in NCAA Division II athletics, including more than 10 years with the premiere Division II program at GVSU.
Since being named senior associate athletics director in 2007, she has been responsible for budget, personnel and facilities management. Her duties have included direct supervision of seven coaches, overseeing game and event operations, as well as management of all athletics personnel. In addition, she coordinated all aspects of compliance and eligibility for more than 500 student athletes.
She actively researched and implemented a plan to offer women’s lacrosse as GVSU’s 20th varsity sport. She has served on the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Executive Council, the Irwin Club Advisory Board and the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Board.
From 2010, she served as chair of the NCAA Midwest Regional for Softball, helping to oversee rankings in the region. Since 2008, she has served as second vice president and convention planning chair for the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association, where she was a founding board member.