Franklin & Marshall Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps announced the promotion of women's basketball head coach Kirsten Richter as the department's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) in September of 2017.
"Kirsten has been outstanding in her leadership of our Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) these past few years, and I look forward to seeing her interact with even more student-athletes in her new position," said Epps.
The SWA is the highest-ranking female in each NCAA athletic department, excluding the athletic director. The designation is intended to enhance the representation of female experience and perspective at the institutional, conference and national levels and support women's interests. Her daily responsibilities can include any department tasks and must include senior management team responsibilities.
"It is a privilege to work with our many talented student-athletes, including the Student-Athlete Leadership Council," said Richter. "I am excited to serve in this expanded role and look forward to working toward further enhancing their student-athlete experience."
Richter, who was at the helm of the women's basketball program for nine seasons, has a leadership role with SALC and serves as an administrator at events. She also assumes the Centennial Conference (CC) and additional NCAA SWA responsibilities.