Archive for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chancellor will use national search to find new athletic director

September 7, 2010


Lew Perkins retires

Former KU athletics director Lew Perkins announced his retirement Tuesday, effective immediately. Perkins oversaw many positive changes in KU sports during the past seven years.

Hiring an athletics director will involve a nationwide search.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has been in contact with stakeholders, alumni and donors since Lew Perkins announced in June that he would retire next year.

The chancellor said in a statement that by the end of this week she plans to form a search committee of no more than five or six people. “Our goal is to name a new athletics director by the middle to latter part of the spring semester, if not sooner,” Gray-Little said.

The chancellor said Sean Lester, who was named interim athletics director, will not be a candidate for the job.


Edward Coan 7 years, 9 months ago

Lets just hope they won't bring in some professor-type.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 9 months ago

Just go down Mass. St. to Free State, lots of talent down there on any given evening.

kujayhawk7476 7 years, 9 months ago

I doubt very seriously this chancellor is up to the task of hiring a director of athletics. Hopefuly, she will form a committee and let those with more experience, a love of KU athletics and a strong business sense, not just academia experience do the job.

TopJayhawk 7 years, 9 months ago

Kevin Pritchard. Kevin Prithchard.............. KU guy KU guy. No search needed.

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