Glada Gunnells Horvat has a 32-year tenure in the Georgia Athletic Association and currently serves as Senior Associate Athletic Director. She was Associate Athletic Director for Student Services and Senior Woman Administrator from 1996 until 2004. She has served in various positions in compliance and academic counseling since 1983. Her duties include monitoring institutional compliance with NCAA and SEC eligibility regulations for student-athletes in all sports.
A native of Hartwell, Ga., Horvat served four years as a student assistant in the Bulldog Sports Information Office while attending The University of Georgia from 1979-83. She was an honor graduate in journalism in 1982 and completed a master's degree in public administration in 1983.
She was the 1996 Athletic Association Employee of the Year. Horvat is a recipient of the 1995 Alumni Society Charter Award which is presented to local citizens who represent the University while making a positive impact on the Athens community. She is married to Michael Horvat, a faculty member in UGA's Department of Kinesiology. They have three children, Ian, a UGA graduate student, Kala and Michael.