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GW Athletics Welcomes Ed Scott, Welcomes Back Tanya Vogel as Sr. Associate ADs

Vogel returns to her alma mater as Senior Associate Athletics Director.
Oct. 7, 2015

George Washington Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero announced today the hiring of Ed Scott and Tanya Vogel as new Senior Associate Athletics Directors for GW Athletics.

Ed Scott comes to GW from Binghamton University where he most recently served as Senior Associate Director of Athletics & Divisional Diversity Officer. Scott was responsible for oversight of Binghamton Athletics' academics, student services and student conduct/judicial affairs efforts, in addition to leading the Bearcats' diversity and inclusion and Title IX programming. A former baseball student-athlete and captain at Albany, Scott has also served as sport administrator for a number of programs during his 12-year career working in intercollegiate athletics. He served at both at his alma mater and the University of Louisville, where he held the role of Associate Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes. Additionally, Scott has represented the America East Conference as a member of the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association. Ed is also an Adjunct Faculty member in the School of Education at the University of Washington, where he teaches a course in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership and is currently pursuing his PhD in Community and Public Affairs from Binghamton University. At GW, Scott will oversee compliance, academic success and diversity and inclusion efforts.

"Ed brings to GW a highly experienced and astute approach which will greatly aid our efforts in preparing the complete student-athlete for life after college," said Nero. "His vision, passion and commitment to maintaining the utmost integrity in everything he does will be a great example for everyone he works with at GW."

Tanya Vogel returns to GW after a three-year stint at Northern Arizona, where she worked as Senior Associate Athletics Director, Senior Woman Administrator and Title IX Deputy. Vogel will carry those same responsibilities at GW, while also overseeing strength and conditioning, sports medicine and facilities, while working on student-athlete and staff development. A GW Athletic Hall of Famer and former soccer student-athlete and head coach, Vogel handled a number of roles NAU, which included oversight of nine sports, with supervision responsibility over academic support, compliance, sports medicine and strength and conditioning. Vogel's versatility and experience are also manifested in the number of committees on which she's served, including the NCAA Amateurism Cabinet, the Big Sky Ethical Conduct and Violations Committee, the NAU Student Safety Task Force, as well as the IAC Code of Conduct, Gender Equity Student-Athlete Well-Being and Diversity and Inclusion Group subcommittees. In 2013, Vogel was selected for the prestigious NCAA Pathway Program, which works to elevate senior-level administrators to the next step as directors of athletics. Most recently, Tanya was selected to participate in the NACWAA Executive Institute and attended training in July. The program was designed to teach executive leadership solutions and help advance high-level women administrators to executive positions within athletics.

"We're thrilled to be able to welcome Tanya back to GW in this new role," said Nero. "Her experience as a student-athlete, head coach, and senior level administrator make her very unique in intercollegiate athletics in that she's seen the landscape from every angle. Tanya's energy, positivity and natural leadership ability will serve her and GW Athletics very well, as she works to continue to elevate our 27 teams competitive success."

In addition to the appointment of Scott and Vogel as Senior Associate Athletics Directors, Nero has also promoted Andre Julien to Senior Associate Athletics Director. Julien oversees the university's recreation, health and wellness programs and club sports.