Courtney Lovely
Courtney Lovely
Organization: Palm Beach Atlantic University

Since August 2015, Courtney Lovely has served as Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA).

Lovely is the sport administrator for six of PBA’s varsity sports teams and oversees athletic training, strength and conditioning and all business operations of the department. She is responsible for handling all gender equity and Title IX issues as well as oversight of all mandatory reports for the institution to the NCAA and Sunshine State Conference.

Lovely most recently spent four years working at the NCAA. As an Assistant Director in Academic and Membership Affairs, she was responsible for developing the Division II educational strategic plan, serving as a liaison to the Division II Legislation Committee and the
Division II Membership Committee. As an Assistant Director in Leadership Development, she was the primary administrator for the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, NCAA Career in Sports Forum and NCAA Division II and III diversity grants.

She received her master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State University and her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

In January 2018, Lovely was appointed to serve a four-year term on the NCAA Division II Management Council. She is a current member of Women Leaders in College Sports, the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) and a graduate of the NCAA and Division II Athletic Directors Association Women and Minorities Mentoring Program, Women Leaders in College Sports/NCAA Institute for Administrative Advancement and NCAA Leadership Institute.