|Title:||Director of Facilities and Operations|
|Experience:||Sixth Year at SCU|
Chelle Pell is in her sixth year with the Broncos as the Director of Facilities and Operations for the Athletic Department.
Before joining Santa Clara, Pell was the Assistant Director of the Eagle Athletic Association at Eastern Washington University where she coordinated annual fund-raising activities for her alma mater.
Pell has extensive experience in event and facility management. She began her career in athletics with Stanford University in 1993 doing facility projects before moving into event management. After a few years there, she moved to Eastern Washington University where she worked as the Assistant to the Athletic Director. While at Eastern, Pell managed games, special events and summer camps. She also negotiated the first apparel contract with Adidas that covered all department athletic teams.
Following Eastern Washington, Pell was hired as the Director of Operations for the Long Beach State Department of Athletics. After a year at The Beach, she returned to Stanford University where she was the Manager and then Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities, Operations and Events. There she was responsible for the overall management of all university athletic events (approximately 250 per year, including Pac-10 and NCAA championship events) and 12 athletic facilities.
Pell has also held positions as the Director of the NFL Experience for the Seattle Seahawks, Assistant Venue Operations Manager for the 1999 Women’s World Cup Soccer matches held at Spartan Stadium, Site Manager for two venues at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, and was the Assistant Venue Logistics Manager at Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Olympic Games.
Pell began her professional career in Law Enforcement, graduating from the California Highway Patrol Academy in 1990 before patrolling the freeways in Central Los Angeles. After almost two years with the CHP, she was hired by the San Jose Police Department and worked there for a year before finding a career in college athletics. She did spent three years in the mid-2000’s as the Court Liaison and Evidence Manager for the Stanford University Department of Public Safety. There she was named a “Community Treasure” by the Office of the President at Stanford for creating the first-ever Stanford Bicycle Drive, a program that refurbished abandoned bicycles on campus for re-use by homeless in the community.