Board of Directors
Senior Associate Athletics Director & SWA
Penn State University
Charmelle Green was named president-elect of WeCOACH in 2019 and will assume the role of president in 2020. She was named Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Penn State in 2011, where she has oversight of the following athletic programs: field hockey, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball.
Charmelle has served on numerous department and university-wide committees, including the search committee for former Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien and the University search committee for Vice President and General Counsel. She also serves as the University’s Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and she is an Advisor for the Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute.
In her role as associate athletic director & senior woman administrator, Green is responsible for monitoring Title IX compliance for Intercollegiate Athletics, assisting senior staff in the day-to-day operations of the department as to ensure the operation is in line with the university’s mission and Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) strategic goals. She has also served on various Big Ten Conference committees.
Charmelle came to Happy Valley after serving as the head of the Office of Student-Athlete Welfare & Development and the sport administrator for women’s swimming & diving at the University of Notre Dame. During her six years in Notre Dame’s athletic administration, she oversaw the student development program, with the mission of providing a balanced Notre Dame experience for student-athletes by focusing on five key areas: academic excellence, athletic success, career preparation, community involvement and personal development. Prior to joining athletic administration at Notre Dame, Green was an assistant softball coach from 2001-05. During her tenure on the coaching staff, the Fighting Irish were selected for the NCAA Tournament four times and won four Big East Conference regular season championships.
An All-American softball player at the University of Utah, Green spent time in Salt Lake City after graduation working as a recreation program coordinator from 1995-98. She was also an integral part of developing an advisory board for the development of an inner-city school for the arts. A Western Athletic Conference standout, Green was a two-time softball All-American, earning both first team (1990) and second team (1991) accolades, as well as named WAC Player of the Year as a senior. She was inducted into the University of Utah’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
A 1991 Utah graduate with a degree in mass communications/public relations, Charmelle earned a master’s degree in secondary education in 2003 from IU South Bend.