Azure Davey, a 1996 graduate of Lowville Academy, was appointed as the commissioner of the State University of New York Athletic Conference on Thursday.
She will succeed Dr. Patrick R. Damore, the conference's founding commissioner who served for 33 years. Her term will begin on July 9.
“I look forward to working with an outstanding group of Division III institutions and a storied conference,” said the 34-year-old Davey in a press release. “The SUNYAC represents the best of Division III, and I'm honored to lead the conference into its next generation.”
Davey's duties will include administrative oversight of all of the conference's sports programs for men and women, including championships and special events, and she will administer its program-development efforts and day-to-day operational planning. Officiating, compliance and conference schedules will also be among her responsibilities. Davey will manage the annual operating budget, and she will coordinate contacts with prospective sponsors and affiliated organizations.
At Lowville, Davey starred in soccer, basketball and softball.