Sarah Fraser was promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance in July 2015. Since July of 2012, she had served as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance, moving to that role after seven years as Brown’s Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Student Athlete Enrichment.
As Senior Associate Athletic Director, Compliance Fraser oversees all aspects of University, Ivy League and NCAA compliance efforts for Brown’s 38 varsity teams and 900 varsity athletes, including rules education, monitoring, and policy development. She also serves as the program administrator for the men’s hockey, men’s soccer, women's hockey, women’s lacrosse, baseball, and men’s and women’s fencing teams.
Nationally, Fraser serves as Chair of the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Committee, is a member of the NCAA Division I Progress Toward Degree Waiver Committee and recently finished terms on the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee, the NACWAA Legislation & Governance Committee and the NAAC Education Committee. In addition, Fraser is on the USA Hockey Board of Directors, completing appointments as an Athlete Director on the Executive Committee, Appeals Subcommittee, Playing Rules Committee, Legal Council, Youth Council, and Girls and Women’s Section. She has also served as the Ivy League administrator for women’s tennis and women’s hockey, and was a member of the Ivy League Ice Hockey Concussion Committee.
Fraser currently holds the newly created role of Consultant to the American Women’s Hockey Coaches Association (AWHCA). In that role, she is responsible for providing administrative direction to the coaching body and leadership to assist that group in working effectively within the NCAA governance structure to advance their legislative and other interests for the good of the women’s game.
At the University level, Fraser serves on Brown’s Title IX Oversight and Advisory Board, and the Campus Life Subcommittee on Athletics and Physical Education. She has previously been a part of the Campus Life Advisory Board, the Dean of the College/Campus Life Working Group, the Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics and Varsity Sports and the Brown University Data, Privacy, and Records Management Working Group. She won a Campus Life Excellence Award in 2012.
Prior to her promotion to a program administrator, Fraser had a variety of responsibilities in the area of student-athlete enrichment. In that role, she managed the Captain’s Leadership Development Program, served as the advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and oversaw department community service initiatives and the relationship with the Vartan Gregorian School at Fox Point. Fraser was also the primary point person for the Senior Celebration banquet and varsity awards, NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs initiatives, and the student-athlete handbook.
From 2001-03, Fraser served as the Assistant Commissioner for Women's Hockey at the ECAC where she handled day-to-day administration and management of the Division I women's hockey league, including public relations, officiating and the league championship. Fraser's previous professional experience includes positions in sports information at Dartmouth College, as well as roles in public relations, communications and publishing in Rhode Island and Connecticut.
A 1998 graduate of Dartmouth where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, Fraser was a two-sport athlete in hockey and track and field and earned All-America honors on the ice. After graduation she played on the 1999 U.S. National Team, silver medalists at the IIHF World Championship. Fraser received a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island in 2003. In 2013, she completed the NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement.
Fraser is originally from Keweenaw Bay, Mich. She and her husband Drew now reside in Cranston, R.I., with sons Ryan and Shane.