New compliance officer at UH Hilo Vulcan Athletics

Roxanne Levenson was most recently the associate athletic director for internal affairs and the senior woman administrator at NCAA Division I Seattle for nearly five years.

Roxanne Levenson
Roxanne Levenson

Former Seattle University and Pepperdine University athletic administrator Roxanne Levenson has been selected as compliance officer and senior woman administrator for University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Office of Intercollegiate Athletics. She started her new position on Jan. 3.

Levenson was most recently the associate athletic director for internal affairs and the senior woman administrator at NCAA Division I Seattle for nearly five years (2010-2015). She was also chief financial officer for a majority of that time. She served at Pepperdine from 1987 to 2010 as associate athletics director and senior woman administrator.

“I am pleased to have Roxanne join our team,” says UH Hilo Director of Athletics Patrick Guillen. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge especially in the area of NCAA compliance and will be a key member of our administrative staff as we move Vulcan Athletics forward.”

At Seattle, Levenson assisted in the daily operation and overall administration of the athletic department. She oversaw all fiscal operations and NCAA compliance oversight. She directed gender equity and Title IX compliance management and oversaw all human resource processes for the athletic department.

At Pepperdine, the Watsonville, Calif., native was senior woman administrator and she supervised sports programs, academic support services, compliance, the business office, travel and athletic training. She administered all reports required by the NCAA, federal government and the West Coast Conference.

“I am excited to join (University of Hawai‘i at Hilo) athletics to continue pursuing my passion of athletics administration,” says Levenson. “I hope to help build UHH athletics to prominence once again, while providing an exceptional student-athlete experience, one in which leads to their success academically, athletically and personally. I am looking forward to working with our student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and am absolutely enthralled to be a part of the Vulcan family and to immerse myself in this wonderful community.”

Levenson has served on numerous councils and committees with the NCAA, the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, the Western Athletic Conference and the West Coast Conference. At both Seattle and Pepperdine, she directed or administered NCAA and conference championships.

Levinson earned her bachelor degree in sociology/social psychology from University of California, Los Angeles, a second bachelor degree in journalism from California State Northridge, and completed her master course work in communication/communication theory from Pepperdine.

“Roxanne is not only competent and professional, but will be also a great fit here in Hilo,” Guillen says. “I am excited to have her on board as we begin the new year.”

 

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