Wendy Taylor May has worked for the UC San Diego Athletics Department since 2000. After spending her first five years as an associate director, Taylor May was promoted to the position of Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations in 2005. As such, she oversees all internal operations for UCSD's $7-million, 23-sport program.
Taylor May's responsibilities also include supervising sports as well as overseeing the compliance and student services staff, business operations staff, office administrative staff, equipment room staff and the strength and conditioning program.
In addition, Taylor May is the department's Senior Woman Administrator and was honored in 2011 as the NACWAA National Administrator of the Year for NCAA Division II.
Taylor May served on the D-II Management Council from 2006-12 and was a member of the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions from 2007-12, serving as chair from 2008-11. She has also been a member of several other NCAA committees, including the Research Committee (2003-05), Nominating Committee (2006-12) and Fencing Committee (2004-06, Chair 2005-06), and served on the NAAC Board of Directors from 2004-10.
Currently, Taylor May is on the Board of Stewards for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association.
Before coming to UCSD, Taylor May was the Associate Athletics Director/SWA at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1996-2000. While at VCU, she served as the Tournament Manager for the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball East Regional, as well as having sport supervision duties and handling all aspects of the D-I institution's compliance and life skills programs.
Prior to her move to VCU, Taylor May was an Assistant Commissioner with the Big South Conference, where she handled the conference compliance program for the 10 Division I member institutions, as well as overseeing the management of several conference championships. She has also worked at Chicago State University and the University of Richmond.
Taylor May earned a bachelor's degree in behavioral neuroscience from Lehigh University, where she was a four-year member of the women's basketball team. She then went on to complete her master's in sport management at the University of Richmond.
She is married to Mike May, Senior Associate Athletic Director of Communications and Media Relations at San Diego State University.