Katheryne McGilvray joined the Sam Houston athletic administration staff in October 2010 as staff associate in marketing.
Previously she worked for the Texas A&M athletic department from 2005-2009 in event management and marketing. Katheryne went through the department as a student, intern, and landed a full time opportunity as an athletic assistant with primary responsibility dealing with NCAA Championships.
While in event management she assisted the associate athletic director and other staff members with activities, staging, signage, hospitality, banquets and procedures for home athletic events and four NCAA Championships and was game manager at various home athletic events and high school sports contest. During her time with event management she submitted various bids to host NCAA Championships and was granted host for 2010 NCAA men's golf regional & 2011 NCAA women's golf national championship.
During Katheryne's career at A&M, she served as the event management liaison for several national events, including the NCAA men's and women's tennis championships, NCAA men's and women's swimming and diving championships and the NCAA indoor track and field championships.
As a marketing student she oversaw the marketing efforts for the men's basketball team for two seasons where as they set the all-time attendance record, as well as assisted with in game promotions for football and women's basketball. Katheryne managed the "Dream Team Reading Program", which is a community relations program for the team, where students are rewarded for efforts in reading. She was a member of the game management and "Final Four Friday" organizing committee at the 2008 NCAA Basketball Final Four.
Throughout college McGilvray was extremely involved with the Sport Marketing Association and was the inaugural director for the Sport Business Forum and event-management co-coordinator for the Aggie Classic golf tournament. In the summer of 2007 she took part in the State Department Fusion Arts Exchange Program hosted by Texas A&M, where she studied the American Sports Brand from renowned experts all over the US with 16 international students and for other American students.
McGilvray earned her bachelor's degree in sport management from Texas A&M in 2008. Two years later, she added a master's certificate degree in sport management from Southern New Hampshire University.