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Letters to Campus

March 2, 2009

Dear Faculty and Staff--

Good morning! I hope that you had a good weekend. We have started our search for our next Athletic Director, and I wanted to provide you with a brief update. While I was on campus for my official welcome, I had the opportunity to meet with a variety of groups about the Athletic Director search. After hearing input and suggestions from a cross section of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, I asked Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the Alumni Association, to chair the AD search. In consultation with her and other members of the campus community, I am pleased to announce that the following individuals have agreed to serve on the search committee (in addition to Amy Button Renz):

Lee Borck '70, Partner and CEO, Innovative Livestock Services

Suzie Fritz '02, K-State Head Volleyball Coach

Mike Holen, Dean, College of Education and Faculty Athletics Representative to the Big 12 Conference, Member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Council

Melody LeHew, Associate Professor, Apparel Textiles & Interior Design and chair-elect, K-State Faculty Senate

Kevin Lockett '96, Manager of Minority Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation, and former student athlete

Chris Merriewether, junior in finance and member of the K-State men's basketball team and member of the Student Athlete Advising Committee

Lydia Peele, senior in Education-Mathematics, 2008-09 Student Body President

The search committee will meet soon to discuss the next steps in the search, and I will provide more details on the search in my March "Dear Colleague" letter to the faculty and staff.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Cats!