SBD/August 7, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Univ. of Oregon President MICHAEL GOTTFREDSON resigned yesterday "after two years on the job." He became "enmeshed with the controversy in the men's basketball program in his final months in office," as three UO players were "accused in March of raping a female freshman" (Portland OREGONIAN, 8/7).

EXECS: Portland-based apparel brand Respect Your Universe named investor MARCELLO LEONE CEO, replacing CRAIG BROD, who assumed the position in May '13 (Portland OREGONIAN, 8/7)....Duke AD KEVIN WHITE has agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2021. White in May was named SportsBusiness Journal's AD of the Year (THE DAILY)....The Big East named NCAA National Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officiating & Secretary-Rules Editor DEBBIE WILLIAMSON Supervisor of Officials for Women's Basketball (Big East)....The Univ. of Akron named Temple Univ. Associate AD/Communications CATHY BONGIOVI Assistant AD/Communications (Akron)....The Australian Olympic Committee named attorney FIONA DE JONG Secretary General, the "first woman to take charge" of the AOC's administrative and financial roles (AP, 8/6). 

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