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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation
Mary Jean Mulvaney
Mary Jean Mulvaney
Year Inducted: 2003
Sport(s): Administrator

Mary Jean Mulvaney came to the University in 1966 as chairman of the Department of Physical Education - Women's Division. In 1976, she became chairman of a consolidated men's and women's athletic department, thus becoming one of the nation's first female athletic directors of a coeducational department. Mulvaney also presided over the women's programs move to the NCAA in 1981 and UChicago's shift to the UAA in 1987.