The University Record, February 21, 2000

Athletic director search group named

By Julie Peterson
News and Information Services

President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed a 17-member search committee to conduct a national search for the University’s next athletics director.

The committee will be asked to present to the president an unranked slate of three finalists for the position. The University also will employ a national executive search firm, which will be selected by the committee.

Chair of the committee is James S. Jackson, the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health. Jackson also is director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, director and senior research scientist of the Research Center for Group Dynamics, and a faculty associate with the Institute of Gerontology.

Committee members are: Paula Allen-Meares, dean and professor, School of Social Work; Lloyd Carr, head football coach; Philip Hanlon, professor of mathematics; Denise Ilitch, president, Olympia Development Inc.; Ethan Johnson, LS&A student; Richard Katcher, member, Athletic Development Advisory Board; Mark Lambert, coordinator of aquatic events, Athletic Department;

John Matlock, assistant provost and director, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives; Marcia Pankratz, women’s field hockey coach; Marissa Pollick, president, “M Club,” attorney and shareholder, Butzel Long; Ashley Reichenbach, LS&A student; Suellyn Scarnecchia, associate dean for clinical affairs, Law School, and clinical professor of law;

Timothy Slottow, associate vice president for finance; James F. Stapleton, president & CEO, B & R Consultants; Beverly Ulrich, director and professor, Division of Kinesiology, and research scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development; and B. Joseph White, dean of the School of Business and the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Leadership in Management Education.

Gary Krenz, special counsel to the president, will staff the search. Nominations may be made to Krenz, 936-7724 or gdkrenz@umich.edu.