College Executive Transactions
The American Athletic Conference promoted Associate Commissioner TOM ODJAKJIAN to Senior Associate Commissioner/Broadcasting & Digital Content and removed the interim tag from CFO JOHN LARSON's title. The conference also promoted MARK HODGKIN to Senior Dir of Digital Media, MICHAEL COSTA to Dir of Football & Video Administration, LOIS DEBLOIS to Exec Assistant for Administration, MICHAEL COYNE to Assistant Dir of Broadcast Scheduling, CATHERINE CARMIGNANI to Branding & Event Coordinator and JAMIE CORUN to Digital Communications Coordinator (AAC).
TOP JOBS ON CAMPUS: Eastern Michigan Univ. named Ohio State Univ. Senior Associate AD HEATHER LYKE VP & AD (EMU). Lyke's five-year deal is "scheduled to pay her $245,000 annually with incentives based on bowl appearances, championships, academics and attendance." She begins July 22 and will be the first female AD at EMU (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 7/2)....The Univ. of Louisiana-Monroe named Univ. of California-Riverside AD BRIAN WICKSTROM to the same position. Wickstrom's salary "will be $145,000 annually without supplements from the athletic foundation" (THENEWSSTAR.com, 7/1).
EXECS: East Carolina Univ. named Northern Illinois Univ. Associate AD/Development & Marketing SHELLEY BINEGAR Associate AD/External Operations (ECU)....Loyola Univ. Maryland named Johns Hopkins Univ. video producer REILLY BRADSHAW Asssistant Dir of Athletic Communications. The school also promoted CHRIS ARCHACKI to Assistant AD/Business Operations, RYAN EIGENBRODE to Assistant AD/Communications and AMANDA MCCLURE to Associate Dir of Athletic Communications (Loyola)....Southeast Missouri Univ. promoted NATE SAVERINO to Assistant AD/External Affairs (Southeast Missouri)....High Point Univ. promoted JON LITCHFIELD to Associate AD/Communications and JARED MICKLOS to Associate AD/Internal Operations (HPU)....Columbus State Univ. promoted BRYAN SENIOR to Assistant AD/Business Operations (CSU).
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