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May 3, 2019

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
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UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Following a nationwide search, Utah Valley University officials are pleased to announce that Dr. Jared Sumsion will become the university’s new athletic director. Sumsion served recently as the interim athletic director, and prior to that as senior associate athletic director for external operations. “UVU’s national search for a new director of athletics produced some truly talented candidates. After a thorough review, our search committee found that Jared demonstrated the commitment and track record on exceptional leadership, care, and results that align with UVU’s values and direction,” said President Astrid S. Tuminez. As the new athletic director, Sumsion will also serve as associate vice president of athletics. He will oversee 16 Division I sports involving 330 student-athletes and 84 staff, fundraising efforts, and the elevating of UVU’s national profile. Read More.

May 2, 2019

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
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PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

Danny Sterling, PC’s director of athletics, is leaving the College for family reasons and will return to his home state of Virginia to serve as associate athletic director at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dee Nichols, senior associate AD for compliance and senior woman administrator (SWA), has been named interim director of athletics, effective today. PC will conduct a national search for a new AD. President Staton will lead the search. –Read More

April 23, 2019

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY

Utah State University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell announced Tuesday that current Weber State Athletics Director Jerry Bovee has been named Assistant Vice President and Deputy Athletics Director for External Affairs at USU. Bovee will officially begin his new duties in early June. In his new role, Bovee will serve as the second in command in the Utah State Athletics Department and oversee all external functions, including some direct sport supervision. Bovee comes to Utah State after spending the past 10 years as the Athletics Director at Weber State University. –Read More

April 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS

University of New Orleans President John Nicklow announced that the University has selected Tim Duncan as its new athletic director. Duncan, a Memphis native, is currently the deputy athletic director for external affairs at Northeastern University in Boston. He has held leadership roles at both NCAA Division I and Division II institutions, including serving as director of athletics on two different occasions. Duncan will be introduced at a news conference in the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center ballroom at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. “We conducted a very thorough national search, and I could not be more excited to have Tim join the University and lead Privateer athletics,” Nicklow said. Read More.

April 17, 2019

LSU
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LSU

LSU has reportedly already found its next athletic director. Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com is reporting that Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward has agreed to be the Tigers new AD and that a memorandum of understanding has been signed. Woodward is an LSU graduate and Baton Rouge native. LSU announced earlier Wednesday that Joe Alleva is stepping down. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman also reports LSU is expected to hire Woodward.

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Interim Western Illinois University Director of Athletics Danielle Surprenant has been named director of WIU Intercollegiate Athletics, effective June 1. A press conference will be forthcoming to highlight the future of Leatherneck Athletics. Surprenant was named interim director of WIU Athletics in May 2018. She is the second female athletic director in WIU’s history. Prior to May 2018, Surprenant was the senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator from 2017-2018. As the senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, Surprenant oversaw all external and internal audits, organized staff and student-athlete training and assisted in major fundraising efforts for the department. Before coming to WIU, Surprenant was the associate athletic director for compliance and internal operations and senior woman administrator at Quincy University (2010-2017) and an academic adviser for student athlete development at Stony Brook University (2009-2010). –Read More

LSU
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LSU

LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva is expected to step down—perhaps as early as today—from the position he has held at the university for more than a decade, a high ranking source within the LSU System tells Daily Report. LSU officials declined to comment. Though Alleva is coming off one of LSU’s strongest seasons in years for its football, basketball, gymnastics and softball teams, among others, the embattled athletics director has been an unpopular figure among fans and, more importantly, boosters, since failing to fire football coach Les Miles in 2015 to ink a deal with Jimbo Fisher, now the head coach at Texas A&M. -Stephanie Riegel, businessreport. Read More.

April 8, 2019

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
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CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Cleveland State University will name Scott Garrett as its new athletic director at a press conference on Monday afternoon, sources tell WKYC sports. The press conference will be held at the CSU student center ballroom starting at 2 p.m. Garrett comes to CSU after serving as Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Operations as well as Chief Revenue Officer at Kansas State University. Garrett was responsible for the department’s marketing and fan experience, ticket sales and services, trademark licensing, brand management, multimedia rights, apparel/partnership and equipment units. Garrett replaces Mike Thomas, who resigned as Cleveland State’s athletic director at the end of 2018. -WKYC. Read More.

April 4, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Jeremy McClain, who has served as Senior Vice Chancellor for Athletics at Troy University since 2015, has been named the Director of Athletics at Southern Mississippi on Thursday. Troy Deputy Director of Athletics for Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator Sandy Atkins will serve as the interim athletics director, a title she held prior to McClain’s arrival. An internal committee headed by Dr. Doug Patterson, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and former Vice Chancellor of Troy University, will handle the search for a new director of athletics. –Read More

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE

SIUE Athletics is announcing the pending retirement of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Brad Hewitt. Hewitt will leave the department effective June 30 after nearly 17 years in the director role. “April marks 30 years since I first stepped onto the SIUE campus,” said Hewitt. Hewitt spent 22 years of his 30 years at the University in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. “Brad has served SIUE Athletics exceedingly well,” said Chancellor Randy Pembrook. Read More.

March 15, 2019

MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY
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MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY

Morehead State Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at Lincoln Memorial University. Hutchinson, who has served as Morehead State’s Director of Athletics since 2004, will begin his new role in April. “On behalf of the entire Eagle family at Morehead State University, I want to wish Brian Hutchinson and his family well as they make this transition,” said Morehead State President Dr. Jay Morgan. Prior to his current position at MSU, Hutchinson served as the department’s associate athletic director from 2001-04. Read More.

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
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IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

Idaho State has named Pauline Thiros its new athletic director Madison Guernsey of the Idaho State Journal reports. Thiros – who has severed as ISU’s interim AD since August – is the first female athletic director in school history. She was one of five finalists that interviewed for the position. Thiros has held a variety of positions at the University during her 23-year-career. Most recently, she was the Associate Vice President of Development. Thiros began her career at ISU as an Assistant Volleyball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator in 1995.

March 4, 2019

BIG TEN
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BIG TEN

The Big Ten Conference announced today that James E. Delany will officially conclude his term as Big Ten Commissioner at the end of his current contract which expires on June 30, 2020. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) has initiated a search process under the direction of the COP/C Executive Committee and led by COP/C Chair Morton Schapiro, President, Northwestern University. “Jim has had an extraordinary impact on the Big Ten Conference, its member institutions, administrators, students and coaches since 1989,” said Schapiro. Read More.

March 3, 2019

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

After nearly 27 years leading the Wake Forest University athletic department, Ron Wellman will retire as Athletic Director on May 1, 2019. Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch has selected John Currie to succeed Wellman as the University’s sixth athletic director. Wellman has served as Wake Forest University’s Athletic Director since 1992. “Ron has led Wake Forest athletics with grace, integrity and a commitment to excellence without pretension,” said Hatch. John Currie will assume the role of Wake Forest Athletic Director on May 1. Read More.

March 1, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
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UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

The University of San Francisco is pleased to announce the promotion of Joan McDermott to Director of Athletics. McDermott has served as the Deputy Athletic Director at USF since 2016 and brings a wealth of experience to help guide the department into the next era of Dons Athletics. “This day marks the happiest day in my professional career,” McDermott said. “I am so honored to be selected as your next Director of Athletics at the University of San Francisco. I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to the Board of Trustees, Fr. Paul Fitzgerald, Charlie Cross and Scott Sidwell for bringing me back to USF in 2016, and I look forward to leading the Dons to new heights for many years.” –Read More

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY
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MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY

Murray State University has named Kevin Saal as the new Director of Athletics. Saal recently served as the executive associate athletic director at the University of Kentucky, where he’s worked since 2007. He previously served as University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletics Department director of operations, and Kansas State University event coordinator for several Big 12 Conference championships. MSU’s former athletics director Allen Ward resigned in July to take a job as director of athletics at Abilene Christian University. Saal will earn $170,000 annually. -Liam Niemeyer, WKMS, Read More

February 12, 2019

PENN STATE
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PENN STATE

Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has announced the appointment of Scott Sidwell as Deputy Director of Athletics- External. A dynamic and experienced leader and former collegiate student-athlete, Sidwell comes to Happy Valley having served as Director of Athletics at the University of San Francisco since June, 2011. In his role at Penn State, Sidwell will work closely with Barbour and the entire Leadership Team on the day-to-day operations of Penn State’s highly successful athletic program, with 31 sports and more than 800 student-athletes pursuing comprehensive excellence. Sidwell will oversee all of the department’s external units and functions. “We are elated to have Scott joining our team,” Barbour stated. At USF, Sidwell directed an athletic department with 16 programs that compete in the West Coast Conference (WCC). Read More.

February 8, 2019

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
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UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Utah Valley University Athletic Director Vince Otoupal resigned from his position on February 8, 2019 to pursue other opportunities. Dr. Jared Sumsion will serve as interim athletic director until a replacement is found. Otoupal, who served in the capacity for five years, led the Wolverines into the Western Athletic Conference as the school matured into a full-fledged university. He oversaw 16 UVU sports in NCAA Division I competition. “I have really enjoyed my time at UVU,” said Otoupal. Read More.

January 30, 2019

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY
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FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

Fairleigh Dickinson University announced today that Bradford D. Hurlbut will be the new Director of Athletics at the University’s Metropolitan Campus, home of the Division I Knights. He will begin his new role at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Feb. 18, 2019. Hurlbut comes to FDU from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., another member of the Northeast Conference, where he has served as Deputy Director of Athletics since 2013. During his tenure at Sacred Heart, the Pioneers won two NEC Commissioner Cup trophies, three Women’s Cup titles, and set the Conference standard for community service three times and overall program GPA twice. Read More.

NC STATE
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NC STATE

Boo Corrigan, director of athletics at the U.S. Military Academy, has been named the next director of athletics at North Carolina State University. Chancellor Randy Woodson made the announcement today in advance of a scheduled 10 a.m. Jan. 31 press conference in Reynolds Coliseum. Corrigan comes to NC State after eight years as director of athletics at West Point. He was named the 2017 Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Corrigan will replace Debbie Yow. He will officially begin the job on May 1. “With Debbie’s retirement as NC State’s athletics director, it was critical that we find a leader that could build on the unprecedented success we have enjoyed during her tenure,” Woodson said. “In Boo we have found a very successful leader who puts student-athletes first, builds strong relationships both internally and externally, and is committed to the development of coaches and staff to achieve at a very high level. I could not be more excited about the future of NC State Athletics.” –Read More.

January 15, 2019

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY
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LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

After nearly 40 years as an Intercollegiate Division I Athletic Director, William “Bill” Bradshaw will retire June 30, 2019. Bradshaw, a 1969 graduate of La Salle University, returned to his alma mater as interim director in March 2016, before his interim tag was removed just over a year later. La Salle will commence a national search shortly to retain its next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation. –Read More

January 2, 2019

SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY
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SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Savannah State University President Cheryl Davenport Dozier named Opio Mashariki as director of Intercollegiate Athletics effective Wednesday. Mashariki has served as interim director since August 2018. “Mr. Mashariki has been a valuable leader in the athletic department for a number of years, and his tenure as interim athletics director convinced me a national search was not necessary,” Dozier said. “He has a wealth of knowledge about all facets of SSU athletics, and I am pleased he has agreed to take the reins of responsibility on a permanent basis.” Prior to joining Savannah State in 2005 as assistant athletic director for media relations, Mashariki worked at his alma mater, Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., for approximately four years, first as assistant sports information director and later as interim sports information director. SSU’s athletics program will complete the transition from NCAA Division I to NCAA Division II by the end of the 2019-20 academic year and will compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference beginning in the fall of 2019. –Savannah Morning News, Read More

December 13, 2018

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

UPDATE: Air Force Academy press release.

Multiple sources are reporting that Holy Cross Athletic Director Nathan Pine is leaving to become the next Athletic Director at The Air Force Academy. Pine is in his fifth full academic year as the director of athletics at the College of the Holy Cross. He was named the school’s eighth director of athletics on Dec. 17, 2013. Pine has previous military academy experience as he spent four years at the United States Military Academy serving on the athletic senior leadership team. He was responsible for all business initiatives for Army and oversight of the external operations areas for athletics.  Former Air Force AD Jim Knowlton vacated the position in April 2018 and quadrupled his salary at California. The academy recently positioned itself to be more competitive in the compensation package it can offer its next athletic director as it is paid through the Air Force Athletic Association Corp. instead of the government. Parker Executive conducted the search.  Additional Source. 

December 12, 2018

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY
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CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY

Bob Roller, who has served as Campbell University’s director of athletics since 2011, has announced his resignation to become the national director of sports marketing for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Roller will begin his new position in January at the SHC headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Associate Athletic Director and former longtime women’s basketball coach Wanda Watkins will serve as interim athletic director beginning Jan. 1. Read More.

December 11, 2018

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Malcolm Turner will be the next AD at Vanderbilt, USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports. Turner, a member of the NBA’s senior leadership team and president of the NBA G League, will join the university on Feb. 1, 2019. “I set out to find a thought leader with the skill set and vision to manage the next stage of transformation for Vanderbilt Athletics, and that’s exactly what we found in Malcolm Turner,” Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said. “Malcolm is a proven executive with deep expertise in multiple business disciplines including management, marketing, and development across the sports landscape of teams, leagues, facilities, and major events. He also carries a deep and personal commitment to education, evidenced by his own academic achievements and his extensive community service. His exceptional skills, combined with his passion for education and drive for excellence, will bring immense value not only to the Vanderbilt Commodores but to the rest of the university and to the entire Nashville community.” Turner graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to earn joint J.D./.M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University. –Read More

December 5, 2018

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY
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GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY

Grambling State University President Rick Gallot announced that Dr. David “Rusty” Ponton, the University’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will now lead its athletics division in addition to student affairs. Effective January 1, 2019, Dr. Ponton will take over athletics responsibilities for the University’s current Athletic Director Paul Bryant whose contract term will end by mutual agreement on December 31, 2018. Dr. Ponton began his work at Grambling State in 1988 as an assistant men’s basketball coach. During his tenure, he has also served as the head women’s basketball coach, director of the Favrot Student Union, dean of student activities, dean of students, and associate vice president for student affairs. -Brad Cesak, ArkLaTex, Read More.

December 3, 2018

ECU
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ECU

Jon Gilbert has been named director of athletics at East Carolina University according to an announcement from Chancellor Cecil Staton. The ECU Board of Trustees formally approved the hire Monday morning and an introductory press conference to welcome Gilbert will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Murphy Center. Gilbert has agreed to a five-year contract with ECU and will begin his duties immediately. Prior to serving as athletics director at the University of Southern Mississippi since January 2017, Gilbert worked in senior athletics administrative positions at two Southeastern Conference institutions – the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee. –Read More

December 2, 2018

ECU
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ECU

East Carolina has reportedly found its new athletic director. Brian Bailey of WNCT-TV reports that Southern Miss athletic director Jon Gilbert will be announced as the Pirates new AD.

November 28, 2018

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
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CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Cleveland State athletic director Mike Thomas confirmed Tuesday night he has given the university his resignation, effective Dec, 31. Thomas said the decision, “has a personal component to it.”He plans to move and begin teaching and consulting at multiple universities in the Charlotte, N.C., area. “My family is migrating south,’’ he said. “I’ve got some consulting opportunities I was approached about, so I’m going to move forward, and also teach in college. I’m going to be in college athletic consulting, which is what I was doing before I came to Cleveland State. I intend to be teaching on various college campuses.” Thomas said he will be available to help with CSU’s transition to finding a new AD prior to his departure. He was hired in February 2017.  -Elton Alexander, The Plain Dealer, Read More

November 27, 2018

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY
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EDINBORO UNIVERSITY

Katherine Robbins had the “interim” removed from her job title on Tuesday as she was officially named the Edinboro University athletic director. The Wexford native was promoted to that post this past May 14, the same day Bruce Baumgartner was named the school’s new assistant vice president of university advancement. Robbins has been an Edinboro faculty member since 2012. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the mid-1990s, and then a doctorate in special education from Clemson University in 2010. – Learn More


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