W&L's Shana Levine Named Athletic Director at Lewis & Clark College

W&L's Shana Levine Named Athletic Director at Lewis & Clark College

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that Shana Levine will resign as associate director of athletics in order to accept the director of athletics post at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

“It is with a great deal of pride that I congratulate Shana on this well-deserved appointment,” said Hathorn. “Undoubtedly, she is ready to step into this role and we couldn't be more happy for her.  I believe I speak for many people across the University when I say Shana has been an outstanding addition to our department and to the entire campus community, especially in the numerous ways she contributed to the overall health and well being of our students.”

“I want to thank Shana for her dedication to W&L and for all that she has done to better this place that is so dear to her heart,” said added. “It's never easy to say goodbye and we will miss her, yet we couldn't be more sincere as we wish her and her husband Clark all the best that life has to offer.”

Levine has been the Generals’ associate director of athletics since February of 2008.  In this role, she was responsible for a number of areas within the athletic department, which included compliance, facilities, event management and campus recreation.  She also served as the chair of the student-faculty hearing board and oversaw a number of logistical changes like the development of an online process that allowed student-athletes and coaches to access important documentation in real time from remote locations.

“It is very bittersweet for me to be leaving Washington and Lee University,” said Levine. “I am extremely appreciative for the experiences I’ve had while at W&L, as I know they have prepared me to take this next step in my career. I am going to miss the incredible people that I get to work with every day across this beautiful campus. My relationships with coaches, faculty, staff and students are what I will treasure most about my time here. I wish the entire Athletic Department at W&L continued success.”

A 2001 Washington and Lee graduate, Levine returned to Lexington following three years with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Indianapolis.  She began as an enforcement services intern in 2004 and was promoted to Coordinator of Membership Services and then was named the Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Reinstatement in October 2005. She then acted as an Associate Director of Membership Services/Division III Governance Liaison.

Prior to her work with the NCAA, Levine earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was admitted into the Indiana Bar in 2005. While in law school, she served as an assistant women's soccer coach at Carnegie Mellon University from 2001-2004 and served as a compliance and student life intern at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics from 2003-2004.

Levine earned a bachelor of arts in biology from W&L, where she was a four-year letterwinner and a team captain for the soccer team. As a member of the Generals' defense, Levine racked up 15 goals and seven assists, en route to garnering All-Region, All-State and All-Conference honors over her career.

Levine begins her appointment at Lewis & Clark on July 1.  A national search for the associate athletic director position will begin shortly.

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