Distinguished Alumni Awards

W. W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
Sue Willey - 2009

Sue Willey is in her sixth year as director of athletics and her 33rd overall at the University of Indianapolis. She was selected as the 2005 Division II Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletic Administrators (NACWAA). Dr. Willey was also selected as the 2004 "Pathfinder Award Winner" presented in recognition of her strong commitment to provide quality sport and leadership opportunities for girls and women in the state of Indiana.

Dr. Willey has served on numerous NCAA committees and governing bodies, as well as campus committees. She holds the distinction of being the first female to serve on the President's Cabinet, and currently serves as a member on the Enrollment Management Committee, and Financial Aid and Policies Committee.

Dr. Willey serves on the Great Lakes Valley Conference Executive Committee and she is currently serving a four-year term on the NCAA II Great Lakes Region Softball Committee. A 1993 inductee into the UIndy Athletic Hall of Fame, Dr. Willey earned 19 letters and 11 MVP awards in her four-year career. She was the "Female Athlete of the Year" from 1972-75. She also coached 23 years at U of I, directing 43 different teams in five sports. She was the GLVC softball "Coach of the Year" in 1989, and her softball teams earned national academic honors in 1996 and 1997.

Dr. Willey also serves as an Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education and has taught in the Department of Kinesiology for more than 26 years, with a special teaching interest in Sport Ethics. Dr. Willey holds a master's degree and a doctorate from Indiana University.