P R E S I D E N T / AT H L E T I C S TA F F Dr. Wendy B. Libby
University President - Cornell ‘7 ‘72 2
Athletics Ath letics Director - Stetson ‘82
Stetson University entered a new era of leadership in July 2009 when Dr. Wendy B. Libby became the university’s ninth president.
Jeff Altier, a 24-year veteran of the Stetson University athletic department, begins his 13th year as Stetson’s athletic director.
Formerly president of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., the nation’s second-oldest women’s institution, Libby has had a broad career in higher education and private industry. An expert in strategic planning, she plans to build on Stetson’s values-centered heritage and tradition of academic excellence and community-engaged service learning while moving Stetson forward. Prior to her six years at Stephens College, Libby served as vice president for business affairs and chief ﬁnancial ofﬁcer at Furman University, Greenville, S.C., from 1995 to 2003. She has 28 years of administrative and teaching experience in higher education, at institutions including Westbrook College (now part of the University of New England), the University of Hartford, the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, The Ohio State University and Cornell University. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Libby earned her doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut. Her undergraduate degree, in Biology with a concentration in Genetics, is from Cornell University. She earned an MBA, with a concentration in Finance, from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Libby is a member of numerous higher education organizations. Last fall, she led a delegation of six college presidents in a visit to Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea. In honor of her outstanding leadership, Libby received the 2007 Athena Award from the Columbia (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network for her support of women in realizing their full leadership potential and for contributing to the quality of life in the community. In May, she received the 2009 Outstanding Higher Education Professional Alumni Award at the University of Connecticut. She and her husband, Dr. Richard M. Libby, have two sons, Glenn and wife Ginger, and Gregg and wife Lori, four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and three dogs. An avid reader, she enjoys cooking and entertaining.
During his tenure, Altier has earned a reputation as an outstanding fund raiser and a leader with an eye on the future. Perhaps the crowning achievement of Altier’s professional career was the building of Stetson’s $4.5 million baseball facility, Melching Field at Conrad Park. Built in conjunction with the City of DeLand, Melching Field is regarded as one of the nation’s premiere college baseball facilities. The stadium opened on Feb. 13, 1999. Since completing the Melching Field project, Altier has overseen the construction of new soccer & softball facilities. Stetson has taken great strides in the area of gender equity under Altier. The softball program was elevated to major sport status and by the start of the 2002 season, mirrored baseball in terms of scholarship numbers and staff. Additionally, both the men’s women’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis programs have seen a growth in scholarships. Under his guidance, the Athletic Department has seen the addition of the new Wilson Athletic Center, a $ 1.5 million health and wellness facility solely for the use of Hatter student-athletes. Prior to his current appointment, Altier served as associate athletic director for four years. He spearheaded the department’s development efforts as well as oversaw athletic marketing and promotions, concessions and travel coordination. Altier also served as tournament manager at the NCAA I Southeast First and Second Round men’s basketball games hosted by Stetson in 1993, 1996 and 2003 at the Orlando Arena. Before his promotion to associate director, Altier was the Hatters’ director of athletic promotions and ticket manager. Altier, captain of the nationally ranked 1982 Hatter baseball team, earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stetson. Upon wrapping up his Stetson baseball career, he spent two years as a player/coach developing the sport in Perth, Australia. He then returned to Stetson as an assistant coach before taking on administrative duties. Altier’s family includes wife, Sarah and children, Heath, Brianne, and Garrett.
Mike Bitter Faculty Athletics Representative
Jamie McClure Women’s Soccer Athletic Trainer
Glenn Brickey Director of Sports Medicine
Jesse Cazakoff Assistant SID
Jorie Tress Asst. AD for Compliance
Richard Skeel Senior Associate Athletic Director
John Lykins Assistant AD for Development
Barry Cressley Facilities Manager Game Day Operations
Adam Deimling Men’s Soccer Athletic Trainer
Kerry Nordman Assistant Marketing Director
Lindsay Wightman Director of Tickets
Stacy Turner Assistant to the Athletics Director
Jan Usher Senior Woman Administrator
Dean Watson Sports Information Director
2009 WOMEN’S SOCCER
Bios, statistics, records, and information on the 2009 Stetson women's soccer team.