University of Utah announces search committee for next athletic director

first_img Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailApril 23, 2018 — University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has announced the members of a search committee to find a successor to retiring Athletic Director Chris Hill. Ventura Partners, a national executive search and talent management firm with a specialty practice in intercollegiate athletics, has been retained by the university to assist in the search.  Chad Chatlos, a partner at Ventura, will work closely with President Watkins and the search committee on the appointment.The search committee will be co-chaired by Patti Ross, the U’s chief strategy officer, and Manny Hendrix, associate director for development for the U’s athletics department. The committee will make recommendations to Watkins who will then select the final candidate. The search is expected to be completed by the end of June.“Our new athletic director will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future direction and vitality of our university. I’m grateful to everyone on the committee for their time and willingness to participate in the search. Each member brings a unique perspective and I know each will bring valuable insight to the selection process,” said Watkins.In addition to Ross and Hendrix as co-chairs, committee members include:Liz Abel, senior associate athletic directorLisa Eccles, community member and philanthropistChristian Gardner, university trusteeJeff Herring, chief human resources officerHarriet Hopf, interim associate vice president for faculty affairs and professor of anesthesiologyNate Orchard, former U athleteKaren Paisley, associate dean, College of HealthDavid Parkin, university trusteeRobert Payne, associate general counselRobert Pendleton, associate professor of medicine and chief medical quality officerLynne Roberts, head coach, women’s basketballGordon Wilson, associate vice president for administrative services April 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local University of Utah announces search committee for next athletic directorcenter_img Written bylast_img

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