Athletics director search

Search committee appointed for director of athletics


10:31 a.m., Aug. 10, 2012--A search committee to find the University of Delaware's next director of athletics and recreation services has been named by UD President Patrick T. Harker.

"This will be an important national search -- and a challenging one -- given the stature of the individuals who have held this critical post in the past," Harker said. "We are seeking a person who can build on Delaware's solid reputation as an institution committed to excellence both in athletics and academics and who has the vision to take UD to the next level of achievement."

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The search committee is chaired by Monica Taylor, vice president for development and alumni relations, and its members are Michael Gilbert, vice president for student life; Ian Hennessy, head coach of men's soccer; Tina Martin, head coach of women's basketball; Matt Robinson, professor of sport management; Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy and UD's Faculty Athletics Representative; and John Wallace, UD trustee and a member of the Trustee Committee on Student Life and Athletics. 

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The director of athletics and recreation services reports directly to the president. 

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