RICHMOND, Indiana – Earlham College director of athletics Mike Bergum announced the hiring of Erica Lemm as the College's associate director of athletics on Monday.
"Erica will be a wonderful addition to the Earlham community," Bergum said. "She will continue the momentum created within our department over the past few years. Her background in academics and leadership will enhance the student-athlete experience."
Lemm comes to Earlham from Rosemont College (Pennsylvania) where she served as assistant director of athletics since September of 2016. At Rosemont, Lemm was responsible for the day-to-day operations of 13 varsity athletics programs as well as being the department's compliance officer. Lemm also gained experience monitoring recruiting efforts, overseeing academic process for student-athletes, and managing game day operations.
"I want to thank Mike Bergum and the Earlham staff for this tremendous opportunity and welcoming me to the Earlham College family," Lemm said. "I look forward to working with the Earlham staff, faculty, and community to continue developing Earlham athletics."
Prior to Rosemont, Lemm spent two years as assistant director of athletics and senior woman administrator at Yeshiva University in New York City. She was responsible for supervision of seven varsity programs as well as overseeing NCAA and conference compliance, event management, scheduling, and facilities. Lemm was also involved with the internship program and the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) at Yeshiva.
Before arriving at Yeshiva, Lemm spent three years at Washtenaw Community College (Michigan) as the sports coordinator. She oversaw the intramural program has well as aiding in the addition of five new programs including a men's ice hockey team. Lemm was also Washtenaw's head women's soccer coach for the 2014 season.
"I'm honored to join the Earlham athletics family," said Lemm. "The college has an excellent reputation of high academic standards and an understanding of the importance of athletics, and I look forward to adding to the energy and passion on campus and providing a quality competitive experience for the student-athletes."
Lemm, who has both bachelor's and master's degrees from Central Michigan University, will oversee compliance as well as the day-to-day operations of the College's 20 varsity athletics programs. She begins her Earlham tenure on Aug. 3.