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Joy Stephenson Vrbka
Joy  Stephenson Vrbka

Associate AD

Began at Auburn: January 2005

Education: Vrbka graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She obtained a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Auburn University in 2005.

Job Responsibilities: Vrbka provides direct support for the Athletics Director, and leads the Athletics Director's office for adminstrative operating efficencies. She supervises office staff and oversees day-to-day functions to ensure optimal performance and customer service. Vrbka directs and manages Athletics Department special events, projects and other assignments by the Athletics Director.

Past Experience: Vrbka began her career at Auburn as a graduate assistant in athletics administration from 2003-2004. She then served as Assistant Women's Golf Coach from 2005-2006, and moved into athletics administration and became the Assistant Athletics Director for Administrative Operations in 2008. In 2014, she was promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Administrative Operations.

Personal: A native of Fort Myers, Fla., Vrbka was a golf student-athlete at the University of Florida. She holds professional memberships with Women Leaders in College Sports, formerly known as the National Association of Collegiate Women's Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). She is married to Tom Vrbka, a native of Shelby, Neb. They have a beloved Australian labradoodle named Bella.

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