Tanya Vogel assumed the role of Acting Athletics Director on January 1, 2018 after serving as Deputy Athletics Director, Senior Woman Administrator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at her alma mater. In her third stint with GW Athletics, Tanya Vogel has seen intercollegiate athletics from every vantage point. First as a student-athlete competing in soccer as an undergraduate at GW, Vogel learned firsthand what the student-athlete experience should be. She later returned to the university as head coach of her former program, before serving in a development capacity until she departed for a three-year stint at Northern Arizona, where she worked as Senior Associate Athletics Director, Senior Woman Administrator and Title IX Deputy. Vogel returned to GW in 2015 to fulfill the same responsibilities she carried at NAU, while also overseeing strength and conditioning, sports medicine and facilities and working on student-athlete and staff development.
A GW Athletic Hall of Famer, 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, Vogel was selected to participate in the Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) Executive Institute. The program was designed to teach executive leadership solutions and help advance high-level women administrators to executive positions within athletics.
Prior to her time at NAU, Vogel served as assistant director of athletics development, focusing primarily on annual giving for the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
After a four-year standout career as a soccer student-athlete with the Colonials, Vogel served as her alma mater's head coach for 12 seasons. Hired in January 2000, Vogel won 82 games as head coach of GW's women's soccer team. She was also an active fundraiser for women's soccer, cultivating relationships with alumni, parents and boosters of the program. In 2002, Vogel became the first women's soccer player inducted into the GW Athletic Hall of Fame. She holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in exercise and sports science from GW and completed her MBA at GW in 2006.