UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin announced today that Vice Chancellor for University Relations William D. Wade has been named Interim Athletics Director effective June 1.
As Vice Chancellor for University Relations, Wade oversees the offices of UMD Development, Public Relations, Publications, Alumni, Photography, Intercollegiate Athletics, and KUMD Radio Station. Wade has been at UMD since 1997.
The athletics director position was left open when Robert Corran took a similar position at the University of Vermont.
A nation-wide search has been launched to fill the position, and a permanent
director is expected to be in place by early October.
Members of the UMD At
hletics Director Search Committee are:
Greg Fox, Chair, UMD Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
Jonathan Conant, UMD Faculty Athletic Representative, and Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Karen Stromme, Head Coach, UMD Women's Basketball,
Senior Woman Administrator
Scott Sandelin, Head Coach, UMD Men's Hockey
Shannon Miller, Head Coach, UMD Women's Hockey
David Goldberg, Community Member, UMD Athletic Booster
Yusuf Abdullah, Student Personnel Worker, UMD Admissions
Sara Braiedy, UMD Student
Matt Williams, UMD Student