(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, Fla. (April 5, 2021) – The YMCA of the Palm Beaches is pleased to announce that Courtney Lovely Evans has joined as their newest board member. Lovely Evans joins a team of well-respected and highly involved community leaders committed to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Lovely Evans currently serves as the Director of Athletics for Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA). She is the first minority female to be appointed to the role and is the third athletic director during PBA’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) era. Prior to her current role, she served as PBA’s senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator. She has also held roles at The NCAA National Office and Georgia State University during her diverse career within intercollegiate athletics administration.
“Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to our board,” Tim Coffield, CEO and President of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches noted. “Her experience and commitment to the sports and wellness space reinforces our goal of helping others develop mentally, physically, and spiritually so they can contribute, belong and thrive in our community.”
Lovely Evans is actively involved within the NCAA governance structure and currently serves on the Division II Management Council as Vice Chair, among other important roles. She is a member of the College Women Sports Awards Board of Directors, an active member of Women Leaders in College Sports, the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists, and a graduate of the NCAA and Division II Athletic Directors Association Women and Minorities Mentoring Program, Women Leaders in College Sports/NCAA Institute for Administrative Advancement, and NCAA Leadership Institute.
Lovely Evans earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Valdosta State University in Georgia. In 2019, she was named the Valdosta State University College of Arts Distinguished Alumna.
In her free time she enjoys cooking, indoor cycling, and volunteering in her community. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband Rick and daughter Kyra.
YMCA of the Palm Beaches is located at 2085 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406. For more information, visit @ymcapalmbeaches, ymcapalmbeaches.org or call (561) 968-9622.
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