Fathia Hardy

Director of Outreach and Support Services, UAH College of Professional Studies Part-Time Faculty,


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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The unit she manages, Outreach and Support Services, supports conferences and specialized credit/noncredit programs with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), professional and community associations, and academia. She also offers logistics and managerial support to other units within the college, including; Professional Development Solutions, which provides specialized executive training to the on and off-campus community; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program, which provides adults age 50+ courses and special events for the pure enjoyment of learning; Testing and Certification Services, which administers undergraduate and graduate admissions tests, professional certification tests, and other tests to the Greater Huntsville Community; and the Instructional Testing Center, which provides test administration and assessment services for UAH faculty and students. 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 serves on numerous UAH committees. Ms. Hardy also is a graduate of Connect Class 23 with Leadership Greater Huntsville. This program provides extensive leadership training over the course of 10 months. She also serves her community as a Board Member, ADEI chair, and Secretary for the Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre and Academy.

Ms. Hardy has provided administrative support to the Senior Logistician Advanced Course, a program developed in collaboration with the Department of the Army, G-4, since its inception in July 2017. She has developed a three-hour undergraduate course, in collaboration with the UAH College of Science, for graduates of the Advanced Space Academy® at the USSRC. In addition, she has developed and taught FYE101G: First Year Experience online for three years.

In addition to course development, Ms. Hardy has planned and managed several conferences, including the National Cyber Summit; Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement; Conference on Systems Engineering Research; UA System Scholar’s Institute; NASA Human Space Flight Forum; and regional and national conferences/events with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Before her career at UAH, Ms. Hardy worked at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center; Woodrow Hall in Birmingham, AL; and the American Lung Association in Cincinnati, OH.

Ms. Hardy is a native of Birmingham, AL, but resides in Madison, AL, with her two beautiful children, Malik and Farrah Starr.

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.B.A., Management, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017
  • B.A., Communication, University of Cincinnati, 2010
  • Public Relations Certificate, University of Cincinnati, 2010


  • Leadership Greater Huntsville
  • Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theatre and Academy Board Member
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Honors & Awards

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, UAH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Minority Graduate Student Association
  • Non-Profit of the Year nominee - OLLI at UAH, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Outstanding Soror, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Great Lakes Region
  • Outstanding Academic Performance, UC Department of Communication
  • Alice M. House Speech Contest, 3rd Place Winner, UC Department of Communication


  • Public Speaking
  • Team Building
  • Leadership and Management