SHARON – Penn State Shenango has hired Amanda Howett as the campus’s athletic director. Howett joins Shenango and the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) with various experience from the NCAA Division I, II and III levels.
“I’m eager to hit the ground running as we all look forward to the 2021-22 season,” said Howett. “It’s been great to get to know the students, coaches and employees. I’ve enjoyed getting settled in this small campus atmosphere. It was immediately obvious that everyone here wants these students to have the most fulfilling academic and extracurricular experience possible.”
At Allegheny College in Meadville, Howett was the manager of athletic operations and coordinated all aspects of athletic recreational programs including managing travel for 19 varsity sports and the oversight of intramural programs.
As a graduate assistant for Mountaineer Athletic Hospitality at West Virginia University, she oversaw operations of concessions to Mountaineer Athletic Club donors, assisted with executing and planning donor events and managed a team of workers on football game days.
Most recently she served as a Career Coach at Slippery Rock University where she provided individual career coaching to students and alumni; coordinated and participated in special projects such as career fairs, alumni events, admissions and orientation program, and campus recruitment activities; and she conducted workshop and presentations on career-related topics.
Howett will immediately join the PSUAC Council of Athletic Directors and be part of the first season of women’s basketball, which is set to begin in winter 2021.