Kelly Colbert enters her thirteenth year as the Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Women’s Administrator at SUNYIT. She also serves as the institution’s Head Athletic Trainer. Colbert is primarily responsible for all NCAA compliance and academic success of the SUNYIT student-athletes. She also oversees all athletic training services.
As Compliance Coordinator, Colbert tracks the academic and athletic eligibility of student-athletes to ensure that all requirements are being met for the NCAA. Colbert also serves as the Academic Success Coordinator for the student-athletes, and is a liaison between the student-athletes and faculty. She tracks the student-athletes’ progression and provides support for any academic needs.
During her time at SUNYIT, Colbert has established an active Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a CHAMPS/Life Skills program. The Life Skills program is sponsored by the NCAA to promote success in student-athletes within five areas: academics, athletics, personal, career and community service. Additionally, she has developed an annual scholar-athlete luncheon for student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or higher and also organizes the fall and spring athletic award banquets.
Colbert is a graduate of the NACWAA/HERS 2003 Institute for Administrative Advancement, which has allowed her to understand all facets of running a successful athletics program.
As a licensed Certified Athletic Trainer, Colbert is in charge of overseeing all the athletic training services and provides coverage to any and all sports at SUNYIT. Colbert received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education/athletic training from Canisius College. She went on to receive a Master of Education degree in health education from SUNY Cortland.
In her spare time, Colbert enjoys hiking, running and cross country skiing. Originally from Dolgeville, NY, Colbert currently resides in Utica with her husband Bill, and their sons Brady and Brogan.