Molly Belden in is her twelfth year at the Northeast-10 after being named Assistant Commissioner in September 2008. She was named Associate Commissioner in October 2011 and added the Senior Woman Administrator designation in December 2012.
Belden's duties at the NE10 include coordinating the conference's compliance program and other internal functions, including providing compliance support to the conference membership, providing interpretations of the NCAA and conference rules and processing of violations and waiver requests. She oversees the conference’s academic awards program, National Letter of Intent, and Coaches Certification Programs. Belden assists with the NCAA Conference grant program, conference meeting planning, and revisions to the conference code. She serves as the liaison with Conference constituent groups including the Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrators, Faculty Athletics Representatives, Compliance Coordinators, and the Conference SAAC.
Belden has previously served as a DII CCACA Co-Chair and as a member of the NCAA DII Legislation Committee, Division II National Field Hockey Committee and NAAC Membership and Awards Committee. In 2014, Belden received the DII NAAC Excellence Award and participated in the Women Leaders (formerly NACWAA) Leadership Enhancement Institute.
Belden came to the NE10 after spending four years as the Compliance Coordinator at Villanova University, where she was in charge of the monitoring of athletic department NCAA rules compliance and aided in the provision of rules interpretations. In addition, she administered Villanova's National Letter of Intent and athletic financial aid programs and was responsible for coordinating the rules education program for coaches. Prior to Villanova, Belden was an Assistant Athletic Director at Longwood University. While at Longwood, Belden served as department liaison for faculty, registrar, financial aid and admissions. She monitored gender equity and compliance with Title IX and was Longwood's Coordinator for SAAC and the CHAMPS/Life Skills programs. Additionally, Belden worked at Cornell University, Anaconda Sports, and the Patriot League.
Belden was a tennis student-athlete at Hartwick College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics and earned a Master's in Athletics Administration from Indiana University.
Belden and her husband, Andy, welcomed their daughter Campbell in September 2017.