Pam Samuelson has been the director of athletics at Susquehanna since July 2003.
Samuelson came to Susquehanna after serving as assistant director of athletics at the University of Massachusetts-Boston since 1998.
While at UMass-Boston, Samuelson was involved in all aspects of the Beacons’ 18-sport NCAA Division III program in addition to helping oversee the sports medicine and sports information programs, academic advising for athletes, the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and the strength & conditioning program.
Prior to 1998, Samuelson served for three years as the director of athletics at Curry College in Milton, Mass., where she oversaw all aspects of the Colonels' 12-sport Division III program.
At Division III Beloit College in Wisconsin, she was coordinator of women’s athletics, coordinator of athletic recruiting, director of the sports center and director of intramural sports over a 10-year period.
As the head coach of both the volleyball and softball teams at Beloit, Samuelson directed those teams to conference championships. She also served as an assistant track & field coach at Beloit for three years.
Samuelson graduated from Division III Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and physical education. She earned her master's degree in physical education administration from Chadron State College in Nebraska in 1985 and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Boston College in December 2003.
She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and has also served on the NCAA Woman of the Year Committee and the NewFund Sports Advisory Committee.
Samuelson is a member of both the Nebraska Wesleyan University and Lincoln Northeast High School Halls of Fame and resides in Lewisburg, Pa.