Lydia Travis To Become New Director of Athletics at City College of New York

Lydia Travis To Become New Director of Athletics at City College of New York

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Mar. 3, 2018) – The Queens College Department of Athletics is announcing the resignation of Lydia Travis from the role of Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Performance as of Mar. 3, 2018. Travis is leaving Flushing to assume the role of Director of Athletics at The City College of New York (CCNY).

"I've truly valued my time as a Knight," Travis stated. "I am thankful for the opportunities my experience here has provided me and will cherish the relaionships I've built forever.  I wish the Athletics Department the best of luck as it transitions and look forward to seeing the student athletes and Knight Nation continue to do great things."

Travis arrived at Queens College in 2015 as its Director of Compliance before being promoted to Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Performance and Senior Woman Administrator role in the fall of 2016. As Assistant Athletic Director, she oversaw several different student support areas including academic supports, compliance, athletic training, life skills and strength and conditioning. She also served as sport oversight for eight of the Knight's 19 varsity sports programs and was the administrative advisor for the Queens Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Travis also oversaw any Title IX-related matters with regards to her role as the department's SWA.

"We would like to thank Lydia for her service and dedication to Queens College," Interim Director of Athletics Rob Twible said. "Her time at Queens has led to great improvements in the areas of compliance and student welfare. We are confident that she will bring great success to CCNY." 

Travis was responsible for a number of advancements in her tenure at Queens College including the streamlining of priority registration processes for student-athletes. She also assisted with the finalization of a service learning agreement for the Athletic Training wing of the department and was responsible for oversight of a $1.2 million scholarship budget.  Under the guidance and counseling of Travis, QC student-athletes maintained a 3.0 grade-point average with over 130 student-athletes achieving the standard last semester. In her role with compliance, Travis maintained a steady rules education initiative for coaches, student-athletes and the campus community.  Outside of the Department of Athletics, Travis served on the Black History Month Committee and the Live to Drink Alcohol Awareness Committee.