New Athletic Director Named at Camden County College
A former college athlete with experience in coaching, athletic training, classroom instruction and program, team, facilities and event administration is Camden County College’s new athletic director. She is the first woman to serve in this capacity at CCC.
Patty Raube Keller comes to the College from Rowan University, where she was the assistant athletic director for compliance. At Rowan, she focused on academic and eligibility issues in relation to institutional, athletic conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association requirements. She also has been an adjunct professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden and served as president of the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Women.
Previously, Keller was assistant athletic director/senior women’s administrator at Rutgers–Camden and athletic compliance/life skills assistant at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Before coming to New Jersey, she held a variety of positions in North Carolina. These included academic counselor for athletics at Campbell University in Buies Creek as well as physical education teacher at B’nai Shalom Day School, in-school suspension teacher at Northwest Middle School, head athletic trainer at Grimsley High School and aquatics coordinator at Guilford College YMCA, all in Greensboro.
While completing a bachelor of science degree in physical education and sports medicine at Greensboro College in Greensboro, N.C., Keller played both soccer and lacrosse. She later earned a master of education degree in administration and counseling at Campbell University and completed the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators’ Institute for Administrative Advancement program. She will be receiving a doctor of education degree in educational leadership from Rowan University later this year.
At Camden County College, Keller is overseeing all aspects of CCC’s athletic programming. This includes management of the seven intercollegiate sports teams – women’s and men’s soccer, women’s and men’s basketball, softball, baseball and golf – that are fielded by the College. It also includes oversight of game scheduling, playing fields and gymnasium facilities.
Keller resides in Woodbury with her husband, John Keller, who is assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Pennsylvania.
Published: February 23, 2011