Virnette House-Browning, who has more than 20 years of experience as an administrator in intercollegiate athletics, was named Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Cleveland State on July 7, 2011.
House-Browning oversees CSU’s external relations operations, including athletics communications, marketing, promotions, ticketing and assists in the area of fundraising. In addition, she is the sport administrator for women’s basketball, women’s cross country, men’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis.
Prior to arriving at CSU, House-Browning spent 16 years as the SWA at Bradley University representing Bradley at all Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) meetings. During her MVC tenure she served on the Championships, Gender Equity & Diversity and Executive Committees; in addition she served as the chair of the Athletics Administrators Committee.
In 2010-11, she was named Executive Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs, providing leadership and oversight for the External Affairs division within Bradley Athletics, including marketing, corporate fulfillment, corporate sponsorships, fundraising, the Braves booster organization, communications and ticketing.
House-Browning served as the Interim Director of Athletics at Bradley from May to December of 2009. She joined the Braves staff in 1996 as the Associate Athletic Director before being promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director in 2002 and Executive Athletic Director in 2007.
Prior to arriving at Bradley, House-Browning was the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Affairs at Bowling Green State University from 1995-96. She was also an Academic Coordinator for Athletics at the University of Virginia from 1993-95, providing academic advising for men’s and women’s basketball and additional academic support for student-athletes representing 22 Division I varsity teams.
House-Browning has been extensively involved in athletic leadership at the national level to include serving on the NCAA Championship Cabinet, Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, Leadership Institute Committee and the Academic Eligibility Compliance Cabinet.
She is also a graduate of the 2013 NCAA/NACWAA Executive Institute. (COMPLETE BIO)