(Sept. 18, 2017) -- University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) President Taylor Eighmy today announced the establishment of a search committee, comprised of university representatives, supporters and community partners, to initiate a nationwide search for a new Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
In establishing the committee, Eighmy emphasized that the group’s goal should be “to identify an exceptional leader who is committed to the university’s advancement to excellence in academics, research, engagement and athletics.”
Concurrently, the university has engaged Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA), one of the nation’s leading executive search and consulting firms specializing in NCAA Division I athletics, to conduct the candidate search. CSA assisted the university in 2016 in its successful recruitment and selection of Frank Wilson as UTSA head football coach. Its president and founder, Todd Turner, has been involved in collegiate sports for more than 30 years including serving as Director of Athletics at four major NCAA Division I universities.
Members of the university search committee are:
Additionally, DeLoss Dodds, athletics director at The University of Texas at Austin for 32 years, has agreed to serve as an advisor to Eighmy and the committee. During his time at UT Austin, the athletics program earned 14 national championships and 108 conference titles in nine different men's sports. Dodds was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and into the National Association of College Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.
“This is an exceptional committee with a deep commitment to seeing the athletics program, and UTSA as a whole, achieve its full potential as San Antonio’s university for the 21st century,” said Eighmy. “We look forward to the energy and leadership that the new athletic director will bring in taking UTSA Athletics to the next level and building on our great base of support in the community.”
The university expects to complete the recruitment process in late 2017.
UTSA is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) of learning and discovery advancing to recognition as a world-class research enterprise.
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