Dan Velez was named associate athletic director on Sept. 28, 2015.
He serves as chief of staff, managing a wide range of matters of institutional importance on behalf of the director of athletics. His responsibilities include oversight of all internal operations as well as serving as the primary administrator for several sports.
Velez comes to NYIT from Siena College, where he served as the associate athletic director for operations. His responsibilities included oversight of the athletic-facilities and business-operations arms of Siena's athletic department, managing the sports and recreation area. He also hepled implement department policy and procedure. He also spent time serving as sport administrator for certain sports, oversaw budgeting and student employment, and worked as the primary liaison with various offices.
Prior to Siena, Velez served in a similar capacity at Seton Hall University as the assistant athletic director for facilities and operations. He was in charge of administering the operations of the Richie Regan Recreation Center and Owen T. Carroll Field in addition to assisting with setup and operation for Seton Hall men's basketball games at the Prudential Center. He was in charge of student employment opportunities for the athletic department, and coordinated the athletic internship program. Velez also organized practice schedules and facility space usage for all of Seton Hall's varsity athletic programs, intramural and recreational programs and club sports.
He earned a degree in secondary education from Kutztown University in 2004 and completed a master's degree in sports management at West Virginia University in 2009.