NCAA, File, Associated Press
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the NCAA shows Sue Donohoe. The former NCAA vice president for women's basketball was hired as the executive director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2011. Donohoe joined the NCAA in 1999 after serving as associate commissioner of the Southland Conference.

Sue Donohoe was looking for a new challenge after her surprise resignation from the NCAA in October. It didn't take her long to find one.

The former NCAA vice president for women's basketball was hired as the executive director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on Wednesday.

Donohoe, who has served on the board of directors since the fund's inception in 2007, will start in her new role on Jan. 1. She'll take over for Marsha Sharp, who stepped down in September at the nonprofit named for the former North Carolina State women's basketball coach who died in 2009 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Donohoe is excited about the prospect of ensuring that "Kay's vision is carried out."