Azure Davey has held a number of roles in collegiate athletics for the past 22 years. She began as a Division III student-athlete and quickly transitioned to Division III coach, campus administrator and conference commissioner. She also served as NCAA National Office staff. In addition to her work for the 3 Fold Group, Azure is a contract employee for NCAA Division I Governance, supporting Division I with its strategic and special projects.
Azure most recently spent ten years at the NCAA. She served as Director of Academic and Membership Affairs. In this role Azure oversaw the work of the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics, the body charged with setting and implementing Division I academic strategic priorities. Azure also worked with the Division I Presidential Forum, a body comprised of presidents from each of the 32 Division I conferences, in its efforts to support the NCAA Division I Board of Directors in accomplishing its strategic areas of emphasis. Before serving Division I, Azure spent six years as the liaison to the NCAA Division III Membership Committee and also supported the NCAA Division III Management and Presidents Councils.
In between stints with Division I and Division III at the NCAA National Office, Azure was the Commissioner of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). In this capacity, she oversaw a Division III athletics conference comprised of 10 institutions, conducting 20 conference-sponsored championships.
Early in her career, Azure also spent two years at the State University of New York at Cortland. While at Cortland, she was the assistant athletic director in charge of compliance, student services and scheduling. She was also the Senior Woman Administrator.
Before working with the SUNYAC, Cortland and the NCAA, Azure served as head coach for both women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse at Utica College. A graduate of Hamilton College, Azure received a bachelor of arts in government and a minor in classical studies. While at Hamilton she participated in three sports (lacrosse, soccer and squash). She earned her master of science in general education from Elmira College.