Furman University Director of Athletics Mike Buddie announced on Jan. 19, 2016, the hiring of Caroline Kingsdorf Kane as associate athletics director for finance.
Kane came to Furman following six years at the University of California, Berkeley, where she served in three capacities within the Cal athletics department, including financial budget analyst, director of human resources and contracts, and as assistant athletics director for business and finance. She oversaw business contracts, accounts payable, travel, procurement, and budget & financial reporting.
A New Orleans, La., native, she earned B.S. in business administration and minor in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2008.
A year later she added her M.S. degree in sport management, also from Southern Mississippi, again graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Kane began her professional career as an undergraduate, serving as a marketing assistant in the USM athletics department. Following graduation and while completing work on her master's degree, she worked as a graduate assistant with USM's athletic business operations.
At Cal she represented the athletics department as a university budget representative. Each year she was nominated and recognized as the employee of the month and was a recipient of the STAR Campus Achievement Award during her tenure with the Golden Bears athletics department.