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Ellen Reed
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Ellen Reed 1748257
Position: Assistant Director of Special Events for Athletics
Hometown: Newark, Del.
Experience: 11 Years

Ellen Reed, who spent six years as the administrative assistant within the UD football program, was named to the newly-created position of alumni relations and special events manager for athletics in June, 2010.

Her title was changed in the spring of 2014 and she now serves as assistant director of special events for athletics.

She is responsible for creating, directing, and coordinating multiple and various high-profile special events to promote and steward athletic donors, athletic prospects, and former student-athlete athletic affinity groups.

Reed previously worked with former Blue Hen football head coach K.C. Keeler and his staff from 2004-2010. She handled all clerical and office duties for the UD football staff, maintained a recruiting data base, and assisted with on-campus recruiting visits, travel arrangements, and fundraising events. She was promoted from a staff assistant to administrative assistant in 2005.

Reed began her career as a data control analyst within the Appointment Processing Office at the University of Delaware in 1980 before working for six years at W.L. Gore & Associates in Elkton, Md. where she served as a fabrics purchasing buyer and inside sales representative.

After taking time off to raise her children, she worked for eight years as a managing editor with Exam Master Corporation in Middletown, Del. from 1996 until 2004 before returning to UD later that year.

She and her husband, Rob, reside in Middletown, Del. Rob was a former Delaware football player who lettered in 1978 and both their children attended the University of Delaware.

Updated 8/1/16


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