CLEMSON - It only took a week for Clemson to usher in its new senior women's administrator.
Natalie Gonzalez, who previously oversaw Yale football and served in an associate or assistant athletic director role there the past six years, will oversee Clemson's women's Olympic sports, taking over for Barbara Kennedy-Dixon.
Before Yale, Gonzalez worked in the athletic department at Florida, from where she she earned an undergraduate degree in 2003 and her Masters in sport management in 2005.
"Natalie is a talented and energetic administrator, and through her experience at both Yale and Florida has shown to be an exceptional leader and communicator," Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a statement.
On July 15, Kennedy-Dixon stepped down from her position of Senior Women's Administrator she had held the past 10 years. She will now take on a part-time position as special assistant to Radakovich.
"In recent years I began considering retirement options, and last year I started pursuing those options. I will always have a passion for Clemson athletics and its continued success, and I look forward to this new role," said Kennedy-Dixon, a former Clemson women's basketball player who is in the school's Ring of Honor. "This opportunity will allow me to remain as a valuable resource at Vickery Hall and also to support the new Senior Women's Administrator."