GREENWOOD, Ind. --- Maureen Harty officially began her duties as the third Commissioner of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference on July 2nd. Harty has been an administrator with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Indianapolis since 2012. Prior to the NCAA, Harty held several positions in college athletics, including Assistant Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Dominican University (Illinois).
In her position as Associate Director for Academic and Membership Services, she served as a member of the Division III, Division I and Institutional Performance Program teams and was a staff liaison to the Division III Championships Committee. In addition, she has served as liaison to several Division III and Division I conferences as well as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, National Fastpitch Coaches Association and National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Commissioner Harty is a member of the Women Leaders in College Sports, National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and National Association of Athletic Compliance (NAAC). she has served on the advisory board of College Athletics and the Law since 2011, and for many years, Harty was an Observer of Women's Basketball Officials for the Big Ten Conference.
"I am honored to begin my tenure as Commissioner of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Each institution in the conference offers student-athletes the opportunity to grow academically, athletically and socially and are dedicated to developing strong leaders who will make a difference in their careers and communities. The HCAC will continue to develop programs to support that mission. I look forward to working with the outstanding Presidents, Athletic Directors, coaches and staff within the conference in developing the HCAC into one of the premier NCAA DIII conferences in the nation," said Commissioner Maureen Harty.
Harty earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Dominican University and a Master of Science in Recreation A.B.T. from the University of Kentucky. She holds a bachelor of science in physical education with a concentration in commercial sports from Colorado State University where she was a women's golf student-athlete.