A 10-member advisory committee has been appointed to work with a national sports consulting and search firm in seeking Northwestern State University’s new athletic director.
Northwestern President Dr. Marcus Jones said the first meeting of advisory committee members with the search firm, Bowlsby Sports Advisors, is scheduled for this week.
Members of the advisory committee are former NSU student-athletes Kelee Grimes Roddy, Kenny Knotts, Carlos Treadway and Mike Wilburn; Demons Unlimited Foundation President Mike Newton; NSU Foundation President John Manno; NSU Vice President for Student Affairs Reatha Cox; NSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Greg Handel; NSU Foundation board member Terry Moore and NSU Student Government Association President Tja’h Edwards.
Jones said dozens of other Northwestern stakeholders, including alumni, faculty and staff members, former student-athletes, athletic department staff members, donors, community leaders and others have been named to serve on focus groups that will be invited to provide input to the search firm.
The NSU administrative committee serving as the liaison between the university and the national consulting and search firm is comprised of Jones, Vice President for External Affairs Jerry Pierce, and Assistant Vice President for External Affairs Drake Owens.
Greg Burke, who has been athletic director at Northwestern since 1996, requested to be reassigned to a fund-raising position at the university and will continue to serve as athletic director during the search for his successor.
Jones said it is anticipated that a new athletic director will be selected in six to eight weeks.
Applications and inquiries related to the position may be directed to Kyle Bowlsby at Kyle@bowlsbysportsadvisors.com.
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