Terlynn Olds, a former athletics administrator at Grambling State University, was announced Monday as the associate athletics director of internal operations and senior woman administrator at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Olds began her position at UAF on May 28, according to a news release from the university.

“Ms. Olds is a quality athletic administrator and she brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the UAF athletics department,” Sterling Steward Jr., then UAF athletics director, said in the release.

“I am extremely pleased to have her join our current staff. She has worked at a variety of institutions, which should allow her to excel in her new position.”

Olds has more than 21 years of experience in collegiate athletics, particularly in the facilitation and oversight of programs, policies and initiatives. 

Her experience includes senior leadership positions which have served more than 1,500 student-athletes across multiple teams and NCAA divisions.

The native of Ruston, Louisiana, was the deputy athletics director and business manager at Grambling State, a NCAA Division I program in Grambling, Louisiana.

She oversaw Grambling’s 15 teams and operations, and she supervised, managed and evaluated 24 full-time coaches, 17 athletics administrators and more than 350 student-athletes.

Before she went to Grambling, Olds was the senior associate athletics director of internal and business operations at Division I Chicago State University in Chicago. She also worked as the athletics director at Chatham University, a Division III athletics program in Pittsburgh, and was the associate athletics director for the Division III sports at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Olds coached men’s and women’s college basketball. Her stints included Division I programs Florida A&M and Palm Beach State College, in Florida, and several Division II and Division III teams.

Olds graduated in 1998 from Saint Leo University, in Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in sports. She earned master’s degrees from the United States Sports Academy (science of sports coaching) in 2002 and from Saint Leo (criminal justice) in 2008.

She also serves on several committees for college athletics, including the Women’s Leaders Membership Committee, the MOAA Special Events Committee, the CSU Strategic Planning Committee and the NCAA Division II Sportsman and Game Environment Committee.

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