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Chandra Bierwirth
Chandra  Bierwirth

South Burlington, VT

Associate Director of Athletics/Compliance

9th Year at GW

Alma Mater:
Vermont '92


A Late-Night Study Break

Hundreds of students put down their books Monday evening to attend the 26th annual Midnight Breakfast

In her ninth year at GW, Bierwirth serves as Associate Athletics Director for Compliance in which she is responsible for monitoring the Athletics Department's compliance and eligibility with institutional, Atlantic 10 and NCAA policies and regulations. She also serves as the sport administrator for the Colonials' varsity softball program.

Bierwirth is active in numerous committees on both the conference and national level. She was appointed to the Division I Legislative Review and Interpretations Committee (LRIC) beginning in September 2011. She recently rotated off the NCAA Division I Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee, which she chaired from 2006-2010.

Bierwirth served on the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct (2000-2003), which selects the NCAA Sportsmanship honoree(s), serving as the chair in her final year and was also a member of the NCAA Women's Water Polo Committee, helping to determine the NCAA Championship participants each season, from 2001-2003.

She was an NCAA Peer Reviewer, having started that role in 2000, and was a member of the board of directors for the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) from 2002-2004. She served as the chair of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Sportsmanship Committee from 2004-2005, as well as the chair of the MAAC Water Polo Games Committee from 2001-2005 and was a member of the MAAC Compliance and Enforcement Committee from 1998-2004. Bierwirth also was the chair of the MAAC Softball Games Committee from 1998-2001, and in that position she was the driving force behind the successful Youth Education through Sports (YES) Clinics held in conjunction with the 1998 and 2001 MAAC Softball Championships held at Marist College. Bierwirth also had the privilege of serving on the Marist College Strategic Planning Subcommittee from 2002-2004.

Prior to joining GW, Bierwirth served as Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, from 1997-2005. While in that position, she was also the Interim Director of Academic Advisement for Student-Athletes from April 1999-January 2000. She also served as the College Compliance Officer/Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Academic Support at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD, from 1995-1997.

Originally from South Burlington, VT, Bierwirth earned her bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in Russian studies from the University of Vermont in 1992, then completed her master's degree in higher education/administration from GW in 1995.

Bierwirth and her husband, David, reside in Silver Spring, MD, with their daughter, Caitlin, and son, David Jr.