CHARMELLE GREEN was named Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Penn State in 2011. Green has oversight of the following athletic programs: field hockey, women's golf, women's gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, women's tennis and women's volleyball.
Green has served on numerous department and university-wide committees, including the search committee for current Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien, the University search committee for Vice President and General Counsel, the University Policy Review Committee, the University Employee Leadership Steering Committee, the University's Employee Education Initiative Team, the University Response Coordination Committee, and Faculty Senate's Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. Green also serves as the University's Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and she is an Advisor for the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. In addition, Green has served on various Conference committees.
In her role as associate athletic director & senior woman administrator, Green is responsible for monitoring Title IX compliance for Intercollegiate Athletics, assisting senior staff in the day-to-day operations of the department as to ensure the operation is in line with the university's mission and Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) strategic goals. She works closely with Faculty Senate's Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, which is responsible to the Senate for all intercollegiate athletic programs at the University as they relate to the University' academic and educational objectives. Green has also played an integral part in the development of the Faculty Partner Program.
Green came to Happy Valley after serving as the head of the Office of Student-Athlete Welfare & Development and the sport administrator for women's swimming & diving at the University of Notre Dame. During Green's six years in Notre Dame's athletic administration, she oversaw the student development program, with the mission of providing a balanced Notre Dame experience for student-athletes by focusing on five key areas: academic excellence, athletic success, career preparation, community involvement and personal development. Prior to joining athletic administration at Notre Dame, Green was an assistant softball coach from 2001-05. During her tenure on the coaching staff, the Fighting Irish were selected for the NCAA Tournament four times and won four Big East Conference regular season championships.
An All-American softball player at the University of Utah, Green spent time in Salt Lake City after graduation working as a recreation program coordinator from 1995-98. She was also an integral part of developing an advisory board for the development of an inner-city school for the arts.
A Western Athletic Conference standout, Green was a two-time softball All-American, earning both first team (1990) and second team (1991) accolades during her career at Utah. Green was named WAC Player of the Year as a senior. She was inducted into the University of Utah's Hall of Fame in 2001.
A 1991 Utah graduate with a degree in mass communications/public relations, Green earned a masters degree in secondary education in 2003 from IU South Bend.