Molly Sullivan was named Associate Athletic Director for Administration/Senior Woman Administrator at Butler in June of 2013. The appointment returned Sullivan to her alma mater after nearly a decade spent building an extensive resume in collegiate athletic administration.
A former track and cross country runner for the Bulldogs (1998-2000), Sullivan returned to Butler after serving as a compliance administrator at three different NCAA Division I institutions. She also gained collegiate experience in student-development, academic advising, operations and marketing.
Sullivan’s return followed a stint as assistant athletics director for compliance and student-development at Loyola University. She had responsibility for all aspects of the school’s NCAA compliance program, including rules education and eligibility. She further served as Loyola’s Title IX Deputy Coordinator and as advisor to the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Sullivan was chair of the Horizon League Compliance Coordinators Group, and she served as the league’s SAAC Administrative Liaison.
Prior to accepting the position at Loyola, Sullivan held athletic administration positions at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and Fordham University. She began her career in academic services at UIC in October of 2003 and spent four years with the Flames, before taking a position as compliance coordinator at Fordham University in August of 2007. She returned to UIC as Director of Compliance in July of 2008.
Sullivan prepared for her career in athletics administration as a communications and marketing intern at the Horizon League in 2001-02. She then served as a basketball operations and administrative intern with the league in 2002-03. She earned a degree in marketing from Butler, and she received a Masters in Education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005.
The Butler administrator and her husband, Shawn, have three children, Liam, Quinn and Mary Kate.