USD names 18 person search committee for athletic director
The search committee includes representatives from USD’s faculty and staff, coaches and athletic department personnel, the USD Foundation, Howling Pack Board of Directors, Alumni Association, student-athletes and members of the Vermillion business community.
“As USD continues its transition to Division I, the goal of the new athletic director will be to build a program that is competitive athletically and financially sound while continually emphasizing the academic success of our student athletes,” stated Abbott.
Chaired by Christina Keller, director of the department of physics, the search committee includes vice chairperson Rick Melmer, dean of the School of Education; Leon Korte, associate professor of accounting; Christopher Roseman, assistant professor, School of Education; Becky Wolff, assistant professor, School of Health Sciences; P.J. Maloney, USD Alumni Association; Liz Hoffman, student-athlete; Chris Hutton, professor of law; Chris Ganious, student-athlete; Laura Hofer, vice president, Student Government Association; James Parker, dean of students; Jill Schlekeway, associate athletic director/senior woman administrator; Ryun Williams, head coach women’s basketball; Ed Meierkort, head football coach; Scott Fiedler, Howling Pack; Karen Davies, USD Foundation; and community members Nikki Peters and Jerad Higman.
USD Associate Athletic Director David Herbster, director of development at the USD Foundation, is serving as interim athletic director following the departure of Joel Nielsen, who resigned as USD Athletic Director to take a similar position at Kent State University.
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