March 17, 2023

Hutchinson named Earlham’s new athletics director

Adam Hutchinson, most recently the assistant athletics director at Kean University, was named the new director of athletics at Earlham College. He began his duties at Earlham on July 1.

“I am pleased we were able to attract a candidate of Adam’s background and experience to lead our athletics program,” said Bonita Washington-Lacey, Earlham’s vice president for student life and dean of students. “Adam’s recent coaching background, leadership experience and expertise in mentoring young coaches make him a great fit for Earlham Athletics. Moreover, his commitment to building an athletics program centered around collaborative leadership, transparency and inclusivity make him an extraordinary match for Earlham College.”

“I look forward to working with Adam as Earlham’s intercollegiate athletics program becomes a model for Division III athletics,” said Washington-Lacey.

Hutchinson joins Earlham Athletics from Kean University, an NCAA Division III institution in Union, New Jersey, where he served as assistant director of athletics for internal operations and student-athlete development since October 2020. In that role, he coordinated and developed a comprehensive development program for over 400 student-athletes in the athletic department. In addition, he had oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives for the department. Other duties included assisting with the oversight of internal business operations while developing policies and procedures that enhanced the academic success and graduation of every student-athlete.

While at Kean, Hutchinson also served as the athletics diversity and inclusion designee and was the point of communication between the NCAA national office, athletics department, the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and campus regarding information around inclusive programs, emerging diversity issues and other related equity initiatives that needed to be shared or addressed.

“I would like to thank President Anne Houtman and Dean Washington-Lacey for this opportunity to join Earlham College. I would also like to thank the Earlham athletic department staff and the Earlham alumni I met with during the search process. Their passion and professionalism in representing the College and recruiting me was incredibly persuasive,” said Hutchinson.

“My family and I believe strongly in the college’s mission. We look forward to contributing to the continued success of Earlham College Athletics and our future in the Richmond community,” said Hutchinson.

A 1993 graduate of Amherst College, he played from 1989 to 1993 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in Black studies. He earned his master of science in sports management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst after receiving an NCAA Graduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics (only eight awarded nationally each year based on distinction earned as an undergraduate).

Hutchinson earned a graduate certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University in February 2020 and has been a guest speaker at the NCAA Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement since 2019.

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