Sharon Beverly, PhD


  • President & CEO, Beverly & Associates.
  • Certified Life Coach by the prestigious International Coach Federation.
  • Doctorate in Leadership for Higher Education.
  • Named one of 30 leading women in higher education by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine.
  • Inducted into the Fairleigh Dickinson University Hall of Fame and the Queens College Hall of Fame.
  • Named ECAC Female Administrator of the Year.
  • Chair of several national NCAA committees.
  • Noted guest speaker and panelist.

A nationally recognized leader, Dr. Sharon Beverly possesses over 30 years of excellence in higher education with experience at the Assistant Vice President, Director and Chair levels. She is a servant leader and passionate about helping others succeed. Utilizing her vast experiences, she will aid you in making positive changes in your life and/or career.

Dr. Beverly has the distinction of being one of a select few African-American women in the country to serve in the position of athletics director. During her time at The College of New Jersey, she lead a 20 sport NCAA program that ranked amongst the top in the country. While there she designed the restructuring of the athletics and recreation department, augmented revenue and staffing, and improved diversity. The Lions earned tremendous distinction during her tenure earning 4 NCAA Individual National Championships and 1 Team National Championship.

In March of 2014, Dr. Beverly was named one of 30 leading women in higher education honored by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine. Diverse honors trailblazing women who are paving the way for future female leaders at institutions of higher learning. Each selected leader demonstrates perseverance, tenacity, and a broad impact on the academy and beyond.

Beverly’s administrative career began at Vassar College as the associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator and subsequently as the director of athletics and physical education.
During her tenure, Vassar witnessed the expansion of the athletics program in number of sport offerings and staffing, dramatic improvements to facilities and an increased awareness of its intercollegiate programs. The enhancements to facilities and staff led to notable achievements in competition during her leadership as student-athletes earned All-American honors in numerous sports, multiple teams won League championships, and one team competed for a National championship. While serving at Vassar she earned recognition as the ECAC Female Administrator of the Year.

She joined Vassar after a successful career as head women’s basketball coach at Queens College, in Flushing, NY, Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, and New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. Highlights of her coaching career are selection as an Assistant Coach for the U.S. Olympic Festival, DI State Coach of the Year and Conference Coach of the Year. She is currently a member of the Hall of Fame at FDU and QC.

Dr. Beverly has served on multiple NCAA committees including chairing the DIII Nominating Committee and the prestigious Woman of the Year Committee. She also holds the distinction as the first woman to be selected as president of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).

Dr. Beverly, a certified life coach, is often sought out for her insights, vision and strategic approach and has mentored and helped many colleagues achieve positive outcomes for their personal and professional lives. She is currently the President and CEO of Beverly & Associates, a consulting firm for higher education.


Capella University, Ph.D. Leadership for Higher Education


Diversity in Sports
Fiscal & Social Responsibility in Higher Education
Leading in a Time of Change
Sports Leadership and Ethics

Research Interests

Higher Education
Title IX
Matters of equity