Pat Stauffer serves as VCU’s Senior Associate AD for Sports Administration.
In her current role, Stauffer represents the Department of Athletics on the University's "Council for Inclusive Excellence and Equity" whose mission includes providing guidance on initiatives and actions for enhancing VCU's diversity commitment. In 2015, she completed the University's Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention's "Recruitment Inclusive Champions Program", and Stauffer currently serves as a department "RIC Champion".
The senior member of the VCU Athletic Department, Stauffer joined the Rams in 1981 as head field hockey coach. In 13 seasons in that capacity, Stauffer led VCU to a 137-112-14 record. She remains the program’s all-time leader in victories. Her 1992 and 1993 squads were nationally ranked.
Originally from Lancaster, Pa., Stauffer graduated magna cum laude from West Chester University in 1978, where she was a three-time AIAW field hockey national champion (1975-77). Stauffer, who was also a member of the United States Field Hockey Team from 1977-1979, was inducted into West Chester’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.
Stauffer holds master’s degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Richmond.