Archive for Saturday, August 11, 2001

Williams Fund director resigns

McMichael steps down after 14-year stint in KU’s athletics department

August 11, 2001


One of the best known and most respected members of the Kansas University athletics department resigned on Friday.

Scott McMichael, director of the Williams Educational Fund and the K-Club, said in a statement he resigned for "personal and family reasons" and that he planned to pursue other opportunites.

McMichael, 46, had been an administrator in the athletics department for 14 years. He was promoted to director of the Williams Fund five years ago.

"I've enjoyed the last 14 years and I think the department is in great hands with the leadership of Dr. Bohl," McMichael said in a statement. "I've especially enjoyed the relationships with the supporters, department staff and coaches."

Al Bohl, who became the Jayhawks' athletics director on Aug. 1, announced McMichael's resignation.

"I've enjoyed working with Scott for the last two weeks," Bohl said. "I have a lot of gratitude for what Scott has done and I want to wish him the best of luck."

A former quarterback and three-year letterman (1974-76) for the Jayhawks, McMichael has been involved mainly with the 3,500-member Williams Fund that raised $5.2 million last year for KU athletics scholarships.

McMichael also played a major role in soliciting contributions for several major construction projects, including Horejsi Center, Wagnon Student-Athlete Center and the new pressbox at Memorial Stadium.

He also served as director of the K-Club, an organization of past letter winners. In addition, McMichael coordinated the Career Placement Program for past and present student-athletes.

McMichael and his wife Marcia have two children Bryce, 19, and Morgan, 16.

Bohl said the search process for a replacement would start immediately.

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