Interim Director of Athletics
Donna (Mulhern) Woodruff was named the Interim Director of Athletics in November 2013 and currently oversees the entire Stony Brook Department of Athletics including 20 intercollegiate sports. Woodruff has been an integral member of the Stony Brook Athletics senior administration for nearly 10 years. During that time, the department has seen unprecedented growth and success, including more than 40 conference championships, 20 national postseason berths, the baseball team’s 2012 run to the College World Series and an individual national champion in track & field.
Woodruff served as the Executive Associate Director of Athletics since July 2010, acting as Chief of Staff for the Department of Athletics and overseeing several administrative units including Student-Athlete Development, Compliance and Facility & Events Operations while also supervising men's and women's basketball, men's soccer and women's lacrosse. In 2011, she was named a recipient of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) Administrator of the Year award for her tireless efforts.
Prior to arriving at Stony Brook in April 2004, Woodruff spent seven years as an administrator at both Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania. She also has experience as a coach, serving as an assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Penn for five years.
Woodruff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1990 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned All-America status as a field hockey player. She helped lead her team to the Final Four of the 1988 NCAA Championship and remains the only player in school history to be named to the NCAA All-Tournament team. She also was an All-Ivy and Regional All-America pick in lacrosse. She later went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Education in 2000 also from the University of Pennsylvania.