Universal Sports Network named Comcast Cable Communications Regional Content Dir and Comcast Entertainment Television GM ROBERT JAMES to the newly created position of VP/Programming (Universal)....NBCUniversal named ESPN VP/Multimedia Sales CHERIE COHEN Senior VP/Cable Advertising Sales (NBC)....Horizon Media named former NBC broadcast sales exec MARIANNE GAMBELLI Exec VP & Chief Investment Officer (VARIETY.com, 5/21)....Syracuse Univ. named BRADY ROURKE Associate Dir for the Stevenson Academic Center for Student-Athlete Development (Syracuse)....The Univ. of Virginia named STEVE PRITZKER Associate AD/Business Operations (UVa)....Mississippi State Univ. named East Carolina Univ. Assistant AD/Marketing & Ticket Operations SCOTT WETHERBEE Senior Associate AD/External Affairs (MSU)....Southeast Missouri Univ. named RACHEL BLUNT Assistant AD/Compliance (Southeast Missouri)....Arkansas State Univ. named MICKEY RYAN Associate AD/External Relations (ASU)....UConn President SUSAN HERBST was appointed Vice Chair of the American Athletic Conference Exec Committee. USF President JUDY GENSHAFT's two-year term as Chair of the committee "ends next month" and she will be replaced by SMU President R. GERALD TURNER (HARTFORD COURANT, 5/22)....Northern Arizona Univ. named MARK URICK and RYAN WEIGAND Development Dirs (NAU).
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