Stephanie Rempe was named senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator at the University of Washington in October, 2008. At UW her responsibilities include oversight of seven sports including men's and women's basketball, volleyball, softball, gymnastics and men's and women's golf. She has supervision of the sports medicine center, strength program and equipment room.
She manages event operations, facilities, championships and capital projects including plans for a $300 million stadium renovation. She is a member of the executive team charged with balancing the $62 million athletics program budget.Rempe also serves as a member of the Pac 10 council.
Rempe previously served on the University of Oklahoma athletics staff as an associate athletic director and the senior woman administrator in July of 2003 after spending five years in the same capacity at the University of Texas at El Paso. She was promoted to senior associate athletic director in 2006.
While at Oklahoma, Rempe as the sport administrator for volleyball, men's basketball, men's and women's gymnastics, wrestling and softball. In her OU tenure, she also had oversight responsibilities for women's basketball, soccer, men's and women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track, the sports medicine program and the department's strength and conditioning program.
Rempe was OU's department liaison for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and worked to create the inaugural National Girls and Women in Sports celebration in February 2004 and currently implements its annual celebration. She served as the departmental liaison for the writing of the 2004 Self Study Report for the NCAA Certification Plan and currently monitors the Gender Equity Plan, Student-Athlete Welfare Plan and Minority Issues Plan. She led the effort to research and select rowing as a new women's varsity sport.
She created and served as the chair of the department's Athletics Diversity Council implementing numerous initiatives including a graduate assistantship program, diversity educational programming, minority candidate databases, position announcement monitoring to name a few. In addition she created and served as the chair of the Athletics Department Staff Council, a council made of up departmental employees charged with enhancing the mission of the department - Inspiring Champions Today and Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow. The ADSC has implemented numerous initiatives including staff evaluation process feedback, enhanced department-wide meetings, the creation of a departmental award, nomination of well-deserving staff for various awards, improved communication initiatives throughout the department to name a few.
Beginning in 2003 Rempe facilitated the creation and implementation of the Sooner Stilettos, a support group for the women's basketball program, made up of more than 200 women business community leaders taking an active part in the lives of numerous female student-athletes. That program led to the creation of several initiatives aimed at directly impacting OU student-athletes including several events bringing business and community leaders to the campus to match up with student-athletes who have similar professional interests.
She was a member of the Big 12 Board of Senior Woman Administrators and served as a liaison, in conjunction with the athletic director and faculty athletic representative, between the university's athletic program and the NCAA and Big 12.
In the community, Rempe was a member of the Oklahoma City YWCA board, Norman Alcohol Information Center board, chaired the 2006 and 2007 OU United Way Campaign raising more than $400,000, the 2007 chair of the Habitat for Humanity Women Build, a Leadership Norman participant, the former president and treasurer of t he Kappa Alpha Theta Norman Alumnae Chapter, a member of the Norman Running Club, President's Associates, the University Women's Association, the Sooner Stilettos and the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
At UTEP, Rempe oversaw volleyball, women's basketball, rifle, women's golf, softball, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country, women's tennis, women's soccer, cheerleaders, football internal operations, the NCAA Champs/Lifeskills Program, sports medicine center and the strength and conditioning program.
Rempe functioned as the liaison between the WAC, NCAA and UTEP in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and Faculty Athletic Representative. She served on the WAC Council, the WAC Legislative Review Committee, the WAC Basketball Task Force and the WAC Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund Committee and was a member of the NCAA Peer Review Team.
As a senior staff member she assisted in developing and presenting a balanced athletic budget and maintaining the athletic department strategic plan. Rempe assisted with each athletic arena's facility enhancements and functioned as the liaison between the athletic department staff, the architects and the contractors for the construction of the 65,000 square foot Larry K. Durham Sports Center, which opened in August 2002.
She created and implemented a UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame Board and the inaugural UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame induction class in the fall of 2002, which will continue to recognize the strong tradition of UTEP Athletic history.
She maintained the progress of the Gender Equity plan for athletics and oversaw the addition of softball as a UTEP sport. She has created a women's mentoring program for female student-athletes and implemented the National Girls and Women in Sports Celebration.
She was the executive producer and co-host of a weekly television show, the Miner Sports Weekly. Overseeing student-athlete services, she created and oversaw the athletic department's SUCCESS/Life Skills program, which implements numerous programs for student-athletes that include academic enhancement and recognition, athletic enhancement, career planning, community outreach, diversity education and personal development.
Rempe also spent three years at The University of Arizona - her alma mater - where she served as a Senior Program Coordinator. While in the UA athletic department she helped develop and implement a large-scale, comprehensive public relations campaign for Arizona Athletics, she facilitated a Wildcat Club Tailgate program for donor cultivation and coordinated the Arizona Alumni Letterwinners' Association ("A" club).
A former student-athlete for the Wildcats, Rempe cultivated relationships with former letterwinners through publications, reunions, tailgates and sporting events. She also developed programs to educate current student-athletes about the effects of fund-raising, donations, planned giving and scholarship fund solicitations.
A recipient of a bachelor's degree in business administration from Arizona, Rempe later earned her master's degree from U of A in sports administration. She was a four-year letterwinner on the Arizona volleyball team. In 2004, she was inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame and received the Ye Ole' Gang award from Santa Barbara High School. In 2001 and 2006 she qualified for and competed in the Boston Marathon and in 2007 she placed second in the Redman Iron Distance Triathlon. In August 2009, Rempe married Greg Remien.