Ken Ralph Named UMaine Director of Athletics

Ken Ralph, Director of Athletics at Colorado College, has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at the University of Maine, effective Sept. 1.

“Ken has demonstrated leadership in helping ensure student-athletes’ success in the classroom and in competition, as well as experience in compliance, strategic planning, fundraising and community outreach,” says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.  “We look forward to an exciting new chapter building on our outstanding foundation in Black Bear Athletics, and welcome Ken and his wife Mary to the UMaine community.”

Ralph, Salem, New Hampshire native, has spent the past 11 years as the Director of Athletics at Colorado College overseeing a department of 51 professionals. Prior to Colorado College, Ralph served as Director of Athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) from 2002-07.

He earned his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Alaska-Anchorage and earned a master’s degree in sports management studies from California University of Pennsylvania.

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