Britt Named Landmark Assistant Commissioner
TOWSON, Md. – Kirbie Britt, a member of the Methodist University athletics staff for the past six years and a former competitor for the Monarchs' women's soccer team, has been named Assistant Commissioner of the Landmark Conference, it was announced by Commissioner Dan Fisher on Monday.
"Kirbie stood out among a talented field of applicants for our Assistant Commissioner position," stated Fisher. "During the search committee's conversations with Kirbie, it was clear that her experiences as a student-athlete and an administrator in a Division III setting would have an immediate impact in the conference. We're excited to have her join the Landmark, and I look forward to working with her."
Britt joined Methodist's administrative team in 2006 as the Sports Information Director. With little previous experience working in an athletic media relations office, Britt built the Monarchs' sports information department into one of the most respected offices in the USA South during her six-year tenure. She was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Communications in 2009.
At Methodist, Britt's primary responsibilities included overseeing the media relations needs for 19 intercollegiate teams, management of the Monarchs' athletics website, publications, statistical recordkeeping, and event management. Her experiences coordinating media activities for special events include the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Golf Championships, hosted by Methodist at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
In addition to her duties within the athletics department, Britt has served as an instructor in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science at Methodist since 2009, teaching a class on the concepts of fitness and nutrition. She has also lent her time over the past six years with the Cumberland County chapter of Special Olympics.
Britt completed her bachelor's degree in sport management at Methodist in three years, graduating in 2003 with high honors. A member of the Monarchs' soccer team in all three of her years, Britt earned Methodist's Female Scholar-Athlete award during her final season. She later continued her education at the University of Tennessee, earning a master's degree in sport management in 2005.
"The Landmark is a unique group of institutions and I relish the opportunity to work for the conference," Britt said. "I've had a desire to move closer to my family on the eastern shore of Maryland, and when I saw this opening at the Landmark, I was immediately interested. I really want to thank Dan and the entire search committee for the chance to continue my career in college athletics in the state of Maryland."
A native of Queenstown, Md., Britt will assume her duties as Assistant Commissioner on Aug. 6 at the conference's office, which is located at Goucher College in Towson, Md.
Members of the Landmark Conference share a focus on institutional excellence through the emphasis of their academic missions and a belief that athletics competition is an important component of the undergraduate experience. Intercollegiate athletic programs are maintained with a perspective that holds paramount the academic programs of the institution and the academic and personal growth of the student-athlete.
Founded in 2006, the Landmark Conference consists of eight members: The Catholic University of America, Drew University, Goucher College, Juniata College, Moravian College, The University of Scranton, Susquehanna University, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Affiliate members of the conference include Marywood University (swimming & diving) and Washington & Jefferson University (men's lacrosse). An NCAA Division III member, the Landmark Conference began competition in September of 2007 and sponsors 20 championship sports.