The University of Wisconsin Green Bay has hired it's first female Athletic Director, naming Mary Ellen Gillespie the new leader of the athletics program. She replaces Ken Bothof who left in June to take a similar position at Northern Kentucky University. Gillespie arrives from Bowling Green State in Ohio where she joined the program in 2006 and rose through the ranks to become the Associate Athletic Director for external relations. She was instrumental in all fundraising activities for the department. Gillespie will begin her duties at Green Bay on December 2.