Heather Lyke, whose leadership of athletics at Eastern Michigan University garnered national praise, has been named athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. Lyke has an exemplary record of 22 years in increasingly high-level roles in collegiate athletics administration. She served as Vice President and Director of Athletics at Eastern Michigan since 2013. Prior to her EMU tenure, she was a ranking athletic administrator at Ohio State for 15 years. A native of Canton, Ohio, Lyke additionally held posts at the University of Cincinnati and with the NCAA. Lyke will be the first woman to hold the full-time athletic director post. Pitt appointed its first A.D., Charles S. Miller, in 1911, 106 years ago. –Read More
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