Commonwealth Campus Athletics
M. Maureen Cooper
Maureen Cooper is the Director of Commonwealth Campus Athletics for the Office of Ethics and Compliance at Penn State. Maureen is responsible for the oversight of the athletic programs at the 14 commonwealth campuses that participate in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). Additionally, Maureen serves as a University resource to advocate for the five colleges that belong to the NCAA (Division III). In total, these programs serve over 2,000 student athletes across the Commonwealth. Specific responsibilities include coordinating compliance, compliance education, professional development of athletics personnel, and ensuring established standards are being met at the member institutions.
Her twenty-plus years of experience in intercollegiate athletics and higher education includes positions at The Atlantic Coast and Pac-12 Conferences (formerly the Pac-10), Wake Forest University, the University of Miami (FL), California State University, Sacramento, Wright State University and Penn State University. Her duties in these positions included athletics administration, compliance oversight, budget administration, academic counseling, teaching, development, and Title IX coordination.
Ryan Ehrie is the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Commissioner and Assistant Director of Commonwealth Campus Athletics within the Office of Ethics and Compliance at Penn State. Ryan oversees the operations of the PSUAC and serves as a resource for the 19 Commonwealth Campuses that offer intercollegiate athletic programs. Primary functions include overseeing conference championship events, administration of regular season eligibility, and the day-to-day administration of the conference office and its various committees.
Ryan has nearly ten years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, including more than five years within the PSUAC. His previous positions include serving as the Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Baseball Coach at Penn State Fayette before transitioning to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) as their Director of Championships. He also served as the Director of Athletics at Penn State Hazleton before being named to the same position at Mansfield University (Division II).