Dell Robinson earned his B.S. in Physical Education from Ohio University and his M.S. in Sports Administration from Iowa State University. Prior to joining Spelman Johnson, Dell most recently served as Commissioner of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Alfreeda Goff, one of the most highly respected women in intercollegiate athletics today, retired in 2015 after 17 years at the Horizon League and where she served in the role of senior associate commissioner and chief of staff.
In her career with the Horizon League, she served as its director of championships, senior woman administrator, and League governance liaison. She oversaw all championships and was directly responsible for the sports of baseball, golf, men’s soccer, softball, indoor track and field, and volleyball. Goff came to the Horizon League in 1998 after spending four years as the director of athletics at Virginia State University. She served as an assistant track and field coach at the University of Pittsburgh before serving as head coach for six years. Goff then joined the administrative ranks as the administrative assistant for women’s athletics and departmental scheduling at Pitt.
Goff represented the Horizon League on the NCAA Division I Management Council from 1999-2004. She has also served on a number of other national committees, including the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and Women’s Basketball Issues Committee, NCAA Woman of the Year Committee, the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators’ Executive Committee, and the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee.
In 1999, Goff was named one of seven district winners of the Administrator-of-the-Year Award, presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators and in the summer of 2005, Goff was honored as the Black Coaches Association’s Administrator of the Year. She is a Board member of the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association, an affiliate organization of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and serves on NCAA’s Life Work Balance Task Force and Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee. Goff also was President of the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators from 2004 to 2005.
Phil Goldstein has served five Division I institutions over his 29-year career in intercollegiate athletics administration. His expertise is fiscal and operational integrity, including budget management, strategic planning and internal controls.
Most recently he was Special Assistant to the President for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Northern Colorado. In that role he advised senior administration on financial and operational matters related to the institution’s transition to NCAA Division I, hired and trained business operations staff, implemented budget and operational systems and controls, and developed a multi-year financial plan.After spending nine years as the controller for a retail business chain, he began his career in intercollegiate athletics at his alma mater, West Virginia University, as a graduate assistant in the athletic business office and an assistant women’s track coach. He then served at Bowling Green State University for eleven years, where he advanced to Senior Associate Athletics Director, supervising the business office, marketing and promotions, ticket operations, concessions, media relations, equipment operations, and camps. Goldstein then spent four years at Eastern Michigan University as Associate Athletics Director for Business, with supervision of the business office, facilities and game operations, equipment operations, strength and conditioning, athletic training, and eight sports. Nine years at Colorado State University followed, where, as Associate Athletics Director for Business he supervised the business office, contracts, equipment operations, strength and conditioning, athletic training, concessions, and six sports.
Joy Solomen served for 21 years at Rowan University, most recently as the director of athletics. She directed a NCAA Division III athletic program of 18 sports, eight for men and ten for women. Under her leadership, Rowan’s athletics program rose to national prominence.
Her teams finished in the top five on two occasions and in the top 25 every year nationally, in the run for the prestigious Learfield Director’s Cup, recognizing the most outstanding athletics programs in Division III.While coaching volleyball at Biola University in California her team was ranked nationally three of her five years, Conference Champions in 1984 and 1983 and District Champions in 1982. Solomen has served as the president of the New Jersey Athletic Conference, the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, and the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey. Regionally, she was a member of the NCAA women’s basketball committee and served as a regional chair for seven years. She also served on the regional volleyball committee and several Eastern College Athletic Conference sports committees. In addition, Solomen recently served two years on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.
Nationally, Solomen was elected chair of the NCAA Division III Management Council at the annual national convention in 2001 and served as vice chair the previous year. Additionally, she served on the NCAA Executive Committee and as chair of the Division III Women’s Basketball National Committee. Solomen was responsible for the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament Selection Show and was director of the finals at the national tournament for two years. Solomen also represented Division III on the NCAA association wide Recruitment Committee, and was the Division III representative on the association wide Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee, Chair of the Division III Championship Committee, and Chair of the NCAA Convention planning sub-committee. She was also a member of the Division III Initiatives Task Force.
In 2002, Solomen was honored by National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the Division III Athletic Director of the Year for the Northeast Region and that same year recognized as the Administrator of the Year by the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey. In 2003 she was named Division III Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators and recognized by the All-American Football Foundation with the General Robert R. Neyland Athletic Director Award.