Jude Killy began his tenure as Director of Athletics on Jan. 30, 2023.
Killy was a member of the Miami (Ohio) University community since 2008. He was deputy director of athletics and chief of staff since 2018, overseeing the operations of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. His fundraising experiences includes both annual fund and major gift solicitation and spans nearly 20 years on a college campus. Killy also served as a sport supervisor for men’s basketball, baseball, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and synchronized skating, and assisted with football.
Killy, who served as campaign manager for the $80 million Graduating Champions Campaign, which raised more than $82 million, directed the Miami University athletic development team to five of its best fiscal years. He assisted in soliciting and securing multiple six and seven-figure gifts for several of Miami University’s newest facility projects.
Killy also implemented external strategies to enhance revenue generation and the game day experience with a result in combined ticket sales for football, men’s and women’s basketball, ice hockey, and volleyball increasing and surpassing more than $1 million each year. Specific to hockey, Killy implemented donor-based seating, helping to lead the program to its highest ticket sales revenue ever.
Aside from his sport supervision, Killy has significant experience with support staff oversight throughout his career and has served as a liaison to the President’s Office, university business and finance, university advancement, accounts payable, strategic procurement and human resources and legal.
Prior to Miami University, Killy served as director of athletic development operations from 2002–05 at the University of Pittsburgh before being promoted in 2006 to Pittsburgh’s director of annual fund.
Killy earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from John Carroll University and a Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University..
His wife, Beth, is an associate clinical faculty member at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. They have two daughters, Jessica and Elise.