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Drs. Poisson, Hart Promoted Within the Springfield College Athletics Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 11, 2006 – Springfield College Assistant Athletic Directors Craig Poisson and Kelly Hart have been promoted, effective immediately, according to Director of Athletics, Dr. Cathie Schweitzer.

Dr. Poisson will become the department’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics, while Dr. Hart will become an Associate Director of Athletics.

“These promotions are in recognition of Dr. Poisson’s and Dr. Hart’s outstanding performances and stellar service to Springfield College athletics,” said Dr. Schweitzer. “I look forward to working with both Dr. Poisson and Dr. Hart for a long time to come. We are fortunate they are both loyal members of the Pride family.”

Dr. Poisson joined the Springfield College athletics program in the summer of 1996. “Craig has served Springfield College for over 10 years with distinction,” said Dr. Schweitzer. “He is extremely committed to SC and its student-athletes. This promotion reflects our appreciation, respect, and high-performance level of Craig as an administrator.”

Dr. Poisson will continue to oversee scheduling, championships, and event management within the department. He has received numerous awards, including the ECAC Jostens Administrator of the Year in September, 2005. He is a 1988 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University (Elementary and Secondary Education), and received his master’s degree from Springfield College (Education) in 1990. He received his Ph.D. from Springfield College in 1999.

Dr. Hart will continue to oversee athletics compliance, and marketing and promotions, as well as to provide leadership in the important role as Senior Woman Administrator.

“Kelly is a young leader who has a passion for athletic administration,” said Dr. Schweitzer. “She also possesses the knowledge and energy to get the job done. Kelly also serves as a role model in so many ways for a great number of our students. One of her main strengths is her commitment to the total educational development of Springfield’s student-athletes, and we are grateful for her dedication.”

Kelly received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Villanova University in 1987. That was followed by a master’s degree in Physical Education from The College of New Jersey in 1990, and her Ph.D. in Physical Education from the Florida State University in 2001.

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