Lee A. McElroy, Jr.
Vice President for Athletic Administration and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
For over five years, Lee A. McElroy, Jr. has provided leadership for the University's NCAA Division I 19-sport intercollegiate athletics program for men and women. He spearheaded a successful search for a broad-based athletic conference when UAlbany accepted an invitation to join the America East Conference in January 2001, led the development of a master plan to upgrade the University's athletic and recreational complex, and has energized the school's athletic development efforts.
McElroy was also a key figure as the University successfully completed the NCAA's second cycle of Division I athletics certification and as UAlbany captured the 2004-05 Commissioner's Cup. He was honored with the 2004 General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award by the All-American Football Foundation.
McElroy was previously American University's director of athletics for four years. During his tenure, the AU athletic department upgraded to 19 sports. From 1989-96, McElroy was the director of athletics at California State University-Sacramento where he led the program's transition from Division II to Division I.
McElroy was president of the America East Conference Executive Committee in 2003-04, served on the Division I Management Council, and served on four NCAA committees. He is first vice president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and serves on the boards of the National Consortium of Academics and Sports and Athletic Business magazine, among others.
McElroy earned his B.S. in political science and history from UCLA. He received a M.Ed. from the University of Southern California, and an Ed. D. from the University of Houston.