Monday July 7, 2014

Alabama State (FCS): Alabama State will restart its search for a permanent athletics director after two years under interim AD Melvin Hines, who will be among the finalists for the job. 

Friday July 4, 2014

Memphis: Derek Houtz has been hired away from Southern Miss as the Tigers' assistant athletics director for ticket operations and sales. 

Northern Kentucky: Bryan McEldowney has been hired to the newly created post of assistant athletics director for communications and media services.

Thursday July 3, 2014

Duke: Athletics director Kevin White has announced a number of promotions - Nina King to chief of staff/deputy director of athletics for administration and legal affairs, Mitch Moser to deputy director of athletics/chief financial officer, Brad Berndt to senior associate athletics director for academic services, Gerald Harrison to senior associate athletics director for internal affairs, Jon Jackson to senior associate athletics director for external affairs, Todd Mesibov to associate director of athletics for compliance, Tony Sales to assistant director of athletics for student-athlete external affairs, and Bob Weiseman to assistant director of athletics for athletic facilities, game operations and championships. The Devils also announced 13 additional promotions which can be seen here.

Wednesday July 2, 2014

Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten has announced the promotions of Diane Dietz to deputy commissioner for public affairs, Scott Chipman to associate commissioner for communications, Robin Jentes to assistant commissioner for branding, Jade Burroughs to director of branding, Kerry Kenny to director of compliance, and Jessica Palermo to director of championships. Burroughs, Kenny and Palermo will staff the conference's New York office. Alex Macht has been promoted to assistant director of video services, and Kristina Minor has joined the staff as assistant director of compliance.

Memphis: Thomas Carrier has been tabbed the assistant athletics director for events and facilities at his alma mater.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Rob Stewart has been hired as senior director of athletics for external affairs. He previously served as sports information director for the Ragin' Cajuns.

South Dakota State: Senior associate AD for internal affairs Rob Peterson has left the school after 12 years for personal considerations, the school has announced.

Grambling: Athletic director Aaron James has been relieved of his duties. Former women's basketball coach Patricia Biggs will move into the interim athletic director role.

Tuesday July 1, 2014

Eastern Illinois: EIU has announced their three finalists for the vacant AD position and they are; Tom Michael (Illinois senior associate director of athletics), Rick Hartzell (CEO of Three Wide Media), and Jim Sarra (deputy director of athletics at Texas-San Antonio).

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