Cambridge, Mass. (May 2) -- Patrick Haumesser and Katie Hoppe have been promoted to the position of interim assistant directors of athletics for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year, as announced by Julie Soriero, director of athletics and DAPER department head. Following that transitional time, the appointments will become permanent. Haumesser will be the assistant director of athletics for business management, while Hoppe is the assistant director of athletics for compliance and student-athlete development.
"I will start by thanking John Benedick for the great work he has done over the years for MIT - he will be missed," said Soriero. "As we look to the future, it was very clear to me that both Katie and Patrick had grown into very strong and capable athletic administrators. Over the years that they have worked in our department, they have excelled in their responsibilities and have taken on additional duties and challenges that have served to strengthen our department, the services we provide our programs, and the quality of the experience of our student-athletes. They are thoughtful, creative, motivated and thorough in their work and I look forward to the leadership they will provide in the future."
Haumesser will continue to serve as the primary administrative contact for all financial matters involving the intercollegiate athletic programs at MIT, including reconciliation of monthly accounts and preparation and analysis of intercollegiate sport budgets and department financial reports. In addition, Haumesser will have head coach and varsity sport oversight, as well as practice, contest and travel/financial management responsibilities.
In his 11th year at MIT in 2018-19, Haumesser is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Master of Science in athletic administration. Prior to joining the team in DAPER, Haumesser was the director of intramurals at Georgetown Preparatory School in Maryland, where he facilitated multiple groups of faculty and students and handled budgets totaling over $35,000. From 2005-2007, he worked for the West Side Rowing Club in Buffalo for two years coordinating schedules for regattas and functions in conjunction with supervising the racing equipment and club facilities.
"The opportunity to work at MIT is a tremendous honor and I am humbled by the trust that both Dean Nelson and Julie Soriero have in both Katie and I," said Haumesser. "I'm grateful to be able to continue to help support and enhance all aspects of the MIT athletics department. I'm looking forward to strengthening the current relationships, as well as building new ones within the MIT community - specifically with coaches, staff, and student-athletes. Under Julie's leadership, this department has been set up for sustained success. It is my goal to help ensure that success."
In Hoppe's new role, she will have varsity sport supervision and be directing and delivering intercollegiate athletics activities and education specific to compliance with NCAA, MIT, state and federal rules and regulations. In addition, she is assisting with the student-athlete development initiatives, including co-directing the Student-Athlete Leadership program, diversity and inclusion, Title IX and sexual assault prevention education.
"I am excited to take on this new role," said Hoppe. "I have learned a lot during the past seven years here in DAPER and I feel very prepared to take on new responsibilities. I look forward to carrying out the compliance duties as successfully as they've been tended to in the past. We've seen great success with our student-athlete leadership program during the past year and I look forward to growing this program and expanding opportunities for student-athlete development in the future."
In her sixth year at MIT, Hoppe is a 2008 graduate of the University of New Hampshire who also earned her Master's degree in Sport Leadership from Northeastern University in May 2016. Prior her promotion, Hoppe served as the sport administration coordinator in DAPER while also being involved in a number of committees and groups across the Institute and the Division of Student Life (DSL). Hoppe is a three-time DSL Infinite Mile Award recipient. Her work with the Assessment Planning Group earned her the "Building Community Award" while she was recognized in 2016 with the "Serving the Client Award" as a member of the MIT varsity athletics support team. Her most recent Infinite Mile Award came in 2018 for her work with the MIT Varsity Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Survey Team.
MIT: Has announced the promotion of Patrick Haumesser and Katie Hoppe to the positions of assistant athletic director.