|Position:||Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA|
Ashlie Kite was appointed Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator by Dr. Brandon E. Martin in August, 2013. She began her tenure at CSUN as an Associate Athletics Director on January 24, 2005.
For the majority of the 2012-13 academic year, Kite was CSUN's Interim Director of Athletics. During this time, Matador Athletics launched its inaugural Front Row app and her efforts were also instrumental in the recent major renovations in The Matadome including the state-of-the-art video production operation.
During her tenure at CSUN, Kite has guided the development of all administrative areas from compliance and business operations to game management. She also spearheaded the renovations to the Matador Sports Performance area, which included new equipment as well as an overall facility upgrade. Kite has served as sport supervisor for all CSUN sport programs, playing a significant role in guiding the development and success of the Matador intercollegiate sport programs.
In her position as SWA, Kite works on equity and diversity issues directly with the Big West Conference office as well as the NCAA. In addition, she has been named Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University and is a member of the university’s Sexual Violence Prevention Committee. Kite was instrumental in developing the proposal which resulted in CSUN receiving a $900,000 grant from the NCAA as part of a three-year pilot program aimed at increasing academic performance among student-athletes. As a result, all Matador Sport programs have substantially increased academic performance.
Kite came to Cal State Northridge from James Madison University, where she served as the Director of Compliance from 1999-2004. In that role, she was responsible for the oversight and monitoring of the Athletic Department's compliance program for more than 750 student-athletes competing in 28 varsity sports. While overseeing the NCAA compliance program at JMU, Kite coordinated the eligibility and financial aid processes for the university's student-athletes and coordinated the athletic division's rules education program.
In addition to her administrative duties in compliance at JMU, she also served as the director of a numerous NCAA and conference championship events. Kite arrived at JMU in 1990, where she worked for a year in the athletic division’s equipment operation and served as an administrative graduate assistant for two years. In 1993, she began assisting the associate athletics director with compliance-related activities, and assumed a full-time roll as the compliance coordinator in 1996.
A native of Elkton, Va., Kite is a graduate of Spotswood High School. She was a member of the softball team at Eastern Mennonite University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education and Coaching. Kite received her Master's degree in Kinesiology with an athletic administration concentration from James Madison University in 1993.