Danielle Surprenant named Interim AD

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Thu May 17, 2018 10:21 am

I am not sure how much interest there would be, but does anyone know if the University going to do any kind of national search for a replacement? I am not sure why they have seemed to fill this position the last 2 times internally. Possibly budget issues don't allow for the school to recruit someone that would have to be paid as a AD at the D1 level.
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Necks2003 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:21 am
I am not sure how much interest there would be, but does anyone know if the University going to do any kind of national search for a replacement? I am not sure why they have seemed to fill this position the last 2 times internally. Possibly budget issues don't allow for the school to recruit someone that would have to be paid as a AD at the D1 level.
I think it was just the last one that was filled internally. Tommy Bell came in from IPFW, I believe. Tanney was an internal hire, although was...I thought...a good AD and a really nice guy. This is just an interim appointment currently. Now, if she ends up being named the "official" AD, then yeah, that's two in a row that were done internally.

I would imagine budget issues are a big part of the lack of national searches in many instances.
Would we like a big national search with great candidates and the ability to offer a corresponding paycheck...yes.
Can we afford to...nope.

Also, I'd bet that most of the recently abdicated administrative positions will remain at "interim" status until we have a new president because he/she might want a say in the personnel in various positions.
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 am

As the Senior Associate AD, I expected this to be the decision.
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Thu May 17, 2018 12:37 pm

I kinda thought they would make a call to the "bull pen" and name you Interim AD, Tere! :D jc
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Neckfansince71 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:37 pm
I kinda thought they would make a call to the "bull pen" and name you Interim AD, Tere! :D jc
I highly doubt Western wants me involved in anything, but hey, thanks jc for the chuckle :lol:
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