Getting situated in Athens after a rainy drive through downtown Atlanta. The school sent this news release a little while ago.
<strong>From media relations
OXFORD – Chancellor Dan Jones formally launched the search for a new Director of Athletics today, announcing the members of the search committee, scheduling the first committee meeting, and setting expectations for the search.
As with the head football coach search, the co-chairs for the search committee are Ole Miss football legend Archie Manning and FedEx executive Mike Glenn. Other members of the search committee include the current President of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, Richard Noble, two faculty members Ron Rychlak and Ethel Young-Minor, and UMAA Foundation governing board member, Cal Mayo. Noble, Rychlak, and Young-Minor also served on the search committee that recommended hiring Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze.
“The members of the football search committee did such a great job that I asked the entire committee to serve again,” Jones said. “I added Cal Mayo to the committee because as a member of the UMAA Foundation’s governing board, he will represent the interests of our donor base. The $150 million Forward Together Campaign is off to a great start and we must preserve that momentum through a leadership change. Cal is also very familiar with collegiate athletics, having represented the NCAA, the University of Mississippi and other universities.”
The Forward Together capital campaign was launched in August 2011 and has raised over $58 million towards construction of a new basketball arena, renovations to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and other facilities improvements.
“Just like the head football coach search, the Chancellor has created a process designed to succeed in finding the right person for this critical position,” said co-chair Archie Manning.
“We have been charged by Chancellor Jones to find someone with integrity, proven leadership in athletics, excellent management and interpersonal skills as well as someone who can be the public face of the University’s athletics department.”