I enjoy working with my colleagues at ASC. They bring a wealth of knowledge and together we are able to serve the needs of the small college community.
I have received great satisfaction working with athletic departments and helping them to reach their goals in an affordable way. I am grateful to continue contributing to college athletics.
Kim Fierke, Ed.D.
Kim Fierke has over 25 years of professional experience in Division III athletics.
Kim Fierke is a Senior Consultant with Athletics Staffing and Consultants with her area of specialty in matters relating to NCAA Division III with a special emphasis in the areas of compliance, strategic planning, leadership, Divisional Membership and Title IX/gender equity.
Fierke currently serves as Chair of the sport and exercise sciences Department, and as Assistant Professor in Sports Management at SUNY Oneonta. She is responsible for the academic integrity of the department and more than 300+ majors. She is also involved with strategic initiatives, institutional assessment, and leadership mentoring development programs.
In her 25 years of professional experience in Div. III athletics, Fierke served as Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education at Hartwick College from October 2010 until May 2018. She led 17 varsity sport programs (including two Division I programs- men's soccer, and women's water polo), the intramural program, and the physical education department. Besides leading the athletic department Fierke was involved in numerous campus wide committees including many that involved strategic planning (Hartwick 225, The Leadership Group, Campus Master Plan, Chair of Communications Task Force). Fierke also served as the Empire 8 Conference Vice President from
Fierke has been active the national scene. Within the NCAA membership she has served on the Membership Committee (2013-2016), Women’s Soccer Regional Advisory Committee (2016-2018), Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee (2010-2013), Convention Planning Committee (2008-2010), facilitator training for Gameday the DIII Way (2017), and a Leadership Conference Facilitator (2002-2007). She served on the Governing Council of the Collegiate Water Polo Association from 2012-2018 (Chair from 2012-2017). She was part of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) Executive Committee from 2008-2010 and the NACWAA Foundation Fund sub-committee from 2009-2010.
Prior to Hartwick, Fierke was the Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Salem College in 2005. At Salem, she guided the institution through the NCAA Division III provisional process and was granted a Year Three waiver. She also brought Salem to membership in the Great South Athletic Conference (now part of the USA South Conference). As a member of the Salem community she served on the institutional leadership group to create a Center for Women’s Wellness and Committee on Retention Efforts. Fierke also created the curriculum for the exercise science major.
Before her appointment at Salem, Fierke served as assistant athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from 1996-2004. As head coach, she guided the Cardinals to first ever back to back conference tournament appearances (2000,2001). She started her career as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Macalester College (1993-1996). As an undergraduate at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN she was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Championship team and played four years for the Cobbers.
Fierke attended the NACWAA/Hers Institute for Administrative Advancement (2004) and was a member of the first NACWAA/Hers Leadership Institute (2007). She is and has been active on NCAA, NADIIIAA, and NACWAA national committees as well as local boards and community committees.
Fierke resides in Oneonta, NY with her husband, Chris, and their three daughters.
Empire 8 Conference
-Convention Planning Committee-
Women's Soccer Regional
-Chair of Governing Council-
Collegiate Water Polo
Gameday the DIII Way
National Assoc. of
Div. III Athletic Admin (NADIIA)
NACWAA Foundation Fund
'Hall of Fame'
by National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)