Advisors to the Athletics Practice

Michael R. McGreeveyMichael R. McGreevey 

Michael R. McGreevey serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Otterbein College. Previously, he held the same role at Wells College. For the 17 years prior, he served as the Executive Assistant to the President at Ithaca College, Director for Special Programs/Interim Director of Alumni Relations, Director and Assistant Director of the London Center, Special Assistant for Enrollment Planning, and the Assistant Director for Campus Activities & Orientation.

McGreevey holds a B.A. in Communications from Bowling Green State University, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont, and an M.S. in Communications from Ithaca College.

Dr. Ted LelandDr. Ted Leland

Dr. Ted Leland has served as the Vice President for External Relations and Director of Athletics at the University of the Pacific since 2011. Leland has held the chair position for several athletic advisory boards, foundations, and national committees for the NCAA, the United States Secretary of Education Commission on Opportunity in Athletics, and for sports such as water polo and volleyball.

In addition, Leland has served as the athletic director at Stanford University and Dartmouth College, Senior Associate Athletic Director at Northwestern University, Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Houston, and was an assistant football coach and instructor of physical education at Stanford. Leland was an adjunct professor at Dartmouth College, Pacific, and Stanford, teaching courses in Sports Psychology and the Philosophy of Sport. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of the Pacific, prior to adding a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1982 in education/sports psychology.

Peter P. RobyPeter P. Roby

Peter P. Roby was named Northeastern University’s ninth athletic director in 2007. There he oversees an 18-sport, NCAA Division I athletic department along with over 70 intramural sports teams and a wealth of physical education opportunities for Northeastern students. He formerly served as the men’s basketball head coach at Harvard University, as an assistant coach at Stanford University, Dartmouth College and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, marketing vice president at Reebok, and director of Northeastern University’s Center for Sport in Society.

Roby advocates for the welfare of the student-athlete and is a forceful national leader who champions the role sports can play in bringing about positive social change through research, education and advocacy. Roby is a 1979 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was co-captain of the basketball team and earned a bachelor’s degree in government. He also holds a master’s degree in leadership from Northeastern, which was conferred in 2008.

Gene SmithGene Smith

Gene Smith has been serving as the Director of Athletics at The Ohio State University since 2005 and was promoted to Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics in 2008. Smith is the eighth person to hold the athletics director position at Ohio State and the first African-American to do so.

Smith has an exemplary record of national leadership and service. He is a past president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and was that organization’s first African-American president. He also has served on over seven NCAA leadership committees during his career. Smith previously served as director of athletics at Arizona State, Iowa State and Eastern Michigan universities. He attended the University of Notre Dame, receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1977.

Kellye TestyKellye Testy

Kellye Testy is a prolific scholar, outstanding teacher, and experienced dean, who became the first woman to join the distinguished group of permanent law school deans at the University of Washington in 2009. She is known throughout academic and legal communities for her dedication to the rule of law and its commitment to justice and equality. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the President’s Award from the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Women Lawyers, and the King County Women Lawyers. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools and as a board member of a number of legal and civic organizations.

Dean Testy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Indiana School of Law.