Sr. Assoc. Director of Athletics/Sports Admin. & SWA
Deborah P. Corum, who has over 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, is in her first year as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Sport Administration and Senior Woman Administrator at the University of Connecticut.
In her role at UConn, Corum serves as the sports administrator for women's basketball, volleyball, softball, field hockey and golf. She serves as chair of the Sports Administrators Group and responsible for gender equity, athletic training, strength and conditioning, sports performance and strategic planning.
Corum comes to UConn after spending the previous 12 years at the Southeastern Conference after working at the league for a total of 19 years.
Corum served as the Associate Commissioner for Sports Administration since 2003 and assisted with the transition of adding new members into the conference while serving as a liaison with coaches in developing schedules, interpreting rules of competition, conducting coaches' meetings. She was also the liason to the Senior Woman Administrators and served as the staff contact with the SEC Sports Medicine Directors for five years.
From 2000-03, Corum was the Associate Commissioner of Championships at the SEC and had oversight for 16 of the league's sports. Included in her responsibilities was developing promotional plans, coordinating television schedules and managing event staff.
Corum has a wide variety of on-campus experience as she was the Associate/Assistant Athletic Director for Olympic Sports at Louisiana State University from 1996-2000 as she supervised 17 sports and was the Senior Woman Administrator.
She was the Assistant Athletic Director of Intercollegiate Sports at Stanford from 1994-96 and had oversight over 12 sports. She also was the Tournament Director for NCAA and conference events that were held on campus.
Corum's first stint at the SEC was between 1989-94 when she was the Director of Championships and the Assistant Director of Championships. She managed ticket operations for the league's football championship game and men's and women's basketball tournaments. She also supervised the sports of gymnastics, volleyball and men's and women's tennis.
Corum had a wide variety of experience on the national level as she was a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). She was the NACWAA Conference Administrator of the Year in 2006. She is a noted Title IX expert as she was a speaker before the United States Secretary of Education's Commission on Title IX in 2002. She was an expert witness in the noted "Maudie vs. University of Mississippi" lawsuit.
Corum earned her bachelor of science degree from Vanderbilt in psychology and education in 1976.
She has three grown children Kristin, Mandi and Rob and two grandchildren Noah and Ollie.