Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kathy Beauregard

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Western Michigan University Women’s Gymnastics Coach (1979-1988)
Associate Athletic Director (1988-1993)
Senior Associate Athletic Director (1993-1997)
Athletic Director (1997-2021)

Kathy Beauregard was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, attended Loy Norrix High School and graduated from Hope College. In 1979 she became the gymnastics coach at Western Michigan University, an institution she would remain with for the next forty-two years. She was named associate Athletic Director at WMU in 1989 before assuming the role of Athletic Director in 1997. Beauregard became one of longest serving athletic directors in all of NCAA Division I athletics and was one of only nine female ADs at a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school at the time of her retirement in 2021.

Under Beauregard’s leadership, WMU athletic teams won 58 Mid-American Conference (MAC) championships and made 36 NCAA tournament appearances. The Broncos were awarded the MAC Institutional Academic Achievement Award for men eight times during the Beauregard era. She was instrumental in leading significant expansion and renovation projects for many WMU athletic facilities, including multimillion dollar investments in football and baseball venues. She was an active participant in athletics on the national level, serving on four separate NCAA committees. Kathy Beauregard was presented the Gerald R. Ford Award by the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.