Andrea Savage - Executive Director
Andrea C. Savage was named as Executive
Director of the NESCAC in May of 1999. The appointment, announced
by former Middlebury College president John M. McCardell, Jr., was
of major significance for the league, as she became the first
full-time staff member for the group of 11 institutions since the
conference's founding in 1971. As McCardell noted in announcing the
hiring of Savage, the conference had "found one of our own, a
scholar-athlete who understands our conference's unique combination
of academic and athletic excellence, and who will work to maintain
the appropriate balance between them while strengthening our ties
as member institutions committed to common goals."
Following her appointment, Savage was instrumental in leading the league through the transition to becoming a full playing conference beginning in 2000 with the introduction of conference scheduling and the creation of an additional 15 conference championships.
Entering her 14th year as the Executive Director for the NESCAC in 2012-13, Savage serves as the chief operating officer and works with the presidents, deans, and athletics administrators in the administration of the conference. She is responsible for promoting the NESCAC mission, upholding the policies and enforcing the rules of the conference, and coordinating conference scheduling, championships, and special events.
Prior to joining the NESCAC in 1999, Savage was a part of the Yale athletics department for eight years beginning in 1991. While with the Bulldogs athletics staff, Savage oversaw 19 intercollegiate programs and was involved in budgeting, scheduling, eligibility and compliance, event management, and served as an admissions and financial aid liaison for a number of teams, including football. She was elevated to Senior Assistant Director of Athletics at Yale in 1996.
A 1986 graduate of Amherst College with a bachelor of arts in psychology, Savage was a three-sport athlete for the Lord Jeffs in field hockey, squash, and lacrosse who later returned to her alma mater in 1989 as an assistant coach for all three teams. The following year, Savage served as an assistant for the field hockey and lacrosse programs across town at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She went on to receive a masters of science in sports administration from UMass in 1991.
Savage has leant her experience to various regional and national committees during her career, most recently serving as a member of the executive committee of the Division III Commissioners Association from 2001 through 2003 before aiding the NCAA Interpretations and Legislation Committee from 2005 until 2008. She was also named to the ECAC Board of Directors for a four-year term beginning in 2009.
Savage has also been involved in the coordination of a number of large amateur and professional sporting events – including US and World Cup Exhibition Soccer Games as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the International Special Olympics.
An active member of the Division III Commissioners Association, Savage was recognized by the DIIICA in June of 2009 for 10 years of service to the organization. She is also a member of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and the National Association of College Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA).
Savage resides in Northampton, Mass.
Jennifer Woytach - Championships and Media Relations Assistant
Jennifer Woytach joined the NESCAC in September
of 2012 as Championships and Media Relations
Assistant. Woytach assists with all aspects of conference
operations in the newly created position.
Prior to joining the NESCAC staff, Woytach served as Assistant Director of Athletics at Notre Dame of Maryland University. While at Notre Dame, she oversaw game operations, non-conference scheduling, team transportation and student personnel. She was a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference’s (CSAC) Game Management Review Committee, spearheaded the revision of several of Notre Dame’s departmental policies and assisted with the annual end of year banquet and Hall of Fame induction.
In addition to her administrative duties, Woytach was also the Sports Information Director for the Gators’ eight varsity teams, coordinating statistics and reports for the CSAC and NCAA. She attended the NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement in July.
Before her time in Baltimore, Woytach spent two years as a Graduate Assistant at Springfield College. While at Springfield, she oversaw the department’s annual golf tournament, assisted with operations of the 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Regional and served as site administrator for numerous regular season and postseason events. She also assisted in all areas of compliance and coordinated marketing and promotions for home events.
In 2010, Woytach served as an intern at Westfield State University, assisting in areas of game management, sports information and compliance.
Woytach began her career in athletic administration through a position created by the Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship program. From 2007-09, she was the Assistant to the Director of Athletics and Assistant Field Hockey/Lacrosse Coach at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa. She oversaw uniform and equipment distribution and collection, assisted in game day operations, coordinated non-conference schedules and set all department travel arrangements. Woytach implemented the launch of Cedar Crest’s CHAMPS/Life Skills Program while also supervising work study students and monitoring compliance. During that time, she served as Co-Advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In 2009, Woytach was awarded the Black and Gold Award for commitment and dedication to the Department of Athletics.
A native of northeastern Pennsylvania, Woytach earned a bachelor of arts degree in Communication/English from Cedar Crest in 2007. She was a four-year member of the Falcons’ field hockey and lacrosse teams, serving as field hockey captain during her senior season. Woytach earned Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) All-Academic Team honors eight times. She was also a two-time PAC Sportsmanship Team selection.
Woytach is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Athletic Administration from Springfield. She resides in Easthampton, Mass.