Eastern Michigan president Susan Martin says athletic director will be hired by mid-summer
Eastern Michigan University president Susan Martin announced details surrounding the schools national search for a new athletic director on Friday, two days after Dr. Melody Reifel Werner's first official day as interim athletic director.
Courtesy of Eastern Michigan athletics
Eastern's vice president of communication, Walter Kraft, will lead the search committee and a website has been set up dedicated to the search.
Gragg spent seven years as the athletic director during which Eastern totaled 24 Mid-American Conference team championships, 32 MAC Coach of the Year Awards, 38 MAC Player of the Year honors and 164 individual MAC champions. EMU’s women's basketball program also was sanctioned for exceeding practice time and other NCAA violations and the football and men's basketball teams struggled mightily in going 18-66 and 91-133, respectively.
Reifel Werner has served as the associate athletic director and senior woman administrator with the school for the past 17 years.
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