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Leadership
November 16, 2017
University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz announced today that Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long will no longer serve in his position effective today, Nov. 15, and that he has appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Senior Associate Athletics Director Julie Cromer Peoples as interim director of athletics. The university will honor the provisions of Long’s contract, which currently runs through June 30, 2022. “The decision to change leadership in our... more
Leadership
November 16, 2017
Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., announced Tuesday that Bridget Lyons, Ph.D, has been selected as the university's new director of intercollegiate athletics. She is the first woman to lead the university's athletics department in this capacity and the sixth person to hold the full-time athletics director position at Shenandoah. As AD, she will oversee a department with 21 intercollegiate sports, nearly 500 student-athletes and 75 full- and part-time coaches and staff... more
Marketing
November 15, 2017
In response to recent mass shootings, Marist College has renamed its basketball mascot from “Shooter” to “Frankie.” According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the impetus for the change was the Las Vegas massacre, when Marist Athletic Director Tim Murray kept hearing the gunman being referred to as the "shooter."   “Unfortunately, in our culture today, there is a negative stigma to that term ‘shooter.’ And I just didn’t think it was appropriate for us at this time to perpetuate that term,” Murray... more
Coaching
November 15, 2017
The Vernon Parish School Board, in Leesville, La., will consider a proposal to compensate high school head coaches for work they have been doing in the summer without receiving pay. According to the Leesville Daily Leader, Hub Jordan, Athletic Director for the parish, discussed the idea at an Athletic Committee meeting, saying that head coaches spend hours supervising summer training without being paid for doing so. “I’m not talking about increased pay for anyone. It’s about paying them for... more
Leadership
November 14, 2017
Gerald R. Fisk will become the new Director of Athletics at the State University of New York at Fredonia, effective Dec. 13. His appointment, the result of a national search which began over the summer, was announced today by Fredonia Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Cedric Howard. "Jerry Fisk," Dr. Howard said, "is an outstanding leader who brings a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge of (NCAA) Division III athletics. Jerry shares Fredonia's commitment to supporting... more
Strategic Planning
November 13, 2017
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Fla., recently held a student government-sponsored forum to discuss the university's potential investment of $1.5 million in an athletics program. According to The Crow's Nest, the school must finance eight sports in order to join the NAIA and the Sun Conference. In a feasibility study, Kurt Patberg, senior vice president of Athletic Staffing and Consultants, suggested implementing cross country, golf, soccer, softball and tennis. Patberg said... more

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