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Shanahan Among Baltimore Sun's 25 Women To Watch

Johns Hopkins Director of Athletics Alanna Shanahan has been named one of the Baltimore Sun's 25 Women to Watch for 2016.
Oct. 2, 2016
Baltimore Sun Online Women to Watch Feature

BALTIMORE, MD -- Johns Hopkins Director of Athletics Alanna Shanahan has been named one of the Baltimore Sun's 25 Women to Watch for 2016. The announcement came today in a special section of the Sun's Sunday edition. Shanahan is in her first year at Johns Hopkins, having joined the staff at Homewood on July 18.

Shanahan, who will join the other 24 honorees at a celebration and networking event at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Wednesday October 5, is one of two representatives on the list from Johns Hopkins; she joins Dr. Redonda Miller, the first female president at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Shanahan came to Johns Hopkins from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served in a variety of senior-level administrative roles at her alma mater. She is the first female Director of Athletics in Johns Hopkins history and she is just the fourth person to hold the position since 1950.

Shanahan leads an athletic program that is among the most successful in the nation. Johns Hopkins has finished in the top 15 in the final Directors' Cup standings in each of the last seven years while also ranking among the all-time national leaders in CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (134) and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients (42).

A 1996 Penn graduate with a degree in anthropology, Shanahan also holds a Master of Science degree from Penn in education (Higher Education Administration Division) and a doctoral degree from the University's Graduate School of Education (Higher Education Management Division).

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