|Position:||Associate Director, Athletic Development|
|Alma Mater:||Columbia University|
|Major:||American Studies and English|
Lauren Dwyer was named an Associate Director, Athletics Development in 2016 after serving as Assistant Director from 2014-16 and Development Assistant from 2012-14.
In her role, Dwyer is responsible for working with alumni, parents and friends on major and leadership gifts and managing the Annual Fund for Athletics, working with coaches to meet goals and coordinate direct marketing efforts. Dwyer also serves as the Director of Varsity C Club alumni volunteers, oversees The Women’s Leadership Council and helps lead the Columbia Athletics’ Giving Day strategies and efforts.
Prior to her time working in Columbia’s Athletics Development office, Dwyer spent time as an intern with the New York City Triathlon and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Group.
The 2011 Columbia graduate also spent four years on the Lions women’s basketball team (2007-11), earning a unanimous Ivy League All-Rookie team selection as a first-year in the program. As a senior, Dwyer became only the ninth player in program history to join the 1,000-point club, finishing her career with 1,051 points to place her ninth all-time. She is ranked among the program’s all-time career leaders in scoring (1,051 points), rebounds (531), field goals made (416) and field goal attempts (1,070).
Dwyer graduated from Columbia College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and English and earned her Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 2016.