Wendy Taylor May joined the UC San Diego Athletics Department in 2000. After spending her first five years as an associate director, Taylor May was promoted to Senior Associate Director in 2005. In 2015, she was elevated to Deputy Director of Athletics. Taylor May also serves as UCSD's Senior Woman Administrator.
Taylor May’s areas of responsibilities include capital projects, fiscal and strategic planning, risk management, personnel management and student-athlete welfare.
She provides direct oversight of the business operations staff, compliance and student services staff, equipment operations staff and office administrative staff as well as operations, staff and management of the new Alex G. Spanos Athletic Performance Center.
Additionally, Taylor May has had direct sport supervision of 13 teams during her tenure at UCSD. Currently, she is the sport supervisor for cross country, women's volleyball, baseball and rowing and oversees the operations of the Coggeshall Boathouse on Mission Bay.
Currently, Taylor May is on the Board of Stewards for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association and was selected in 2015 to serve on UCSD's Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.
Taylor May served on the DII Management Council (2006-12) and was a member of the NCAA DII Committee on Infractions (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). She was also on the NAAC Board of Directors (2004-10).
She was honored in 2011 as the NACWAA National Administrator of the Year for NCAA Division II.
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.