April 21st, 2019 | by CollegeAD

A year after being named the leader of the school’s athletic department, Lynn Hickey has become both a recognizable and approachable figure. The former longtime athletic director at Texas-San Antonio, former senior athletic director at Texas A&M, and former head women’s basketball coach at Texas A&M and Kansas State is enjoying her late-career move to Cheney. Hickey is tasked with keeping one of the winningest athletic departments in the Big Sky Conference at the top despite having fewer resources than some of its fiercest rivals. She’s spearheading a proposal for a revamped football stadium – a project funded solely by private donors – to help elevate an EWU football program that’s already among the best in the country. But Hickey, like many other collegiate athletic directors, is also trying to get her department out of the red, fiscally. It’s more than $5 million in the hole, a deficit she aims to erase over the next few years. -Ryan Collingwood, Spokesman-Review, Read More

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