Hiram College
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Ellen Dempsey

Development Officer Hiram College

Ellen Dempsey recently transitioned to the Development Office at Hiram College after working in athletics for the past 18 years. She has served in an administrative capacity since 2004 and was named the College’s Athletic Director in 2012.

During her time as the Director of Athletics, Dempsey has helped improve the campus culture in many ways. She has helped facilitate steady improvements to Henry Field, Price Gymnasium and more.

In addition to the upgrades in playing surfaces and facilities, Dempsey was also the co-author of the proposal to add a major for Integrated Exercise Science, which begins as a full part of the curriculum in the fall of 2017.

Dempsey has also led the charge in adding both men’s volleyball and competitive cheer & STUNT, giving Hiram 16 varsity sports.


  • M.S., Exercise Science, Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Natural Resources, Michigan State University