The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fathia Hardy as the Director of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education (OPCE). With over a decade of diverse leadership and management experience, she has been a valuable member of the UAH community for the past 10 years, providing training to nonprofits, local, federal and state government entities, and business enterprises.
In her current role, Ms. Hardy oversees the daily operations of OPCE, aligning objectives with the strategic priorities of the College of Business (COB) and UAH. She also manages the OPCE budget to ensure financial sustainability, supervises a team of staff and supports over 100 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In addition, she serves as the liaison between UAH and its off-campus partners.
In addition to her regular duties, she is a past President of the UAH Staff Senate, former Advisor and Coach to the UAH Dance Team, and has served on numerous UAH committees. Ms. Hardy is a graduate of Connect Class 23 with Leadership Greater Huntsville and serves as a Board Member and Secretary for the Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre and Academy. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Ms. Hardy is a native of Birmingham, AL, but resides in Madison, AL, with her two beautiful children, Malik and Farrah Starr.