The five finalists for the position of Central Washington University athletic director have been selected and will participate in on-campus interviews, open to all members of the campus community, during the first two weeks of April.
The finalists are:
· Dennis Francois, associate director of athletics for external affairs at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Francois’s campus forum will be held Wednesday, April 3, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Science 142.
· Gary Hyatt, associate athletic director for compliance and academics at CWU. His campus forum is scheduled for Monday, April 8, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Barge 412.
· Tracee Passeggi, associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Cal Poly Pomona. Her campus forum will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Barge 412.
· Greg Waggoner, athletic director/director for development at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. His campus forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Barge 412.
· Barbara Dearing, associate athletic director for business and financial operations and senior woman administrator at Portland State University. Her campus forum is scheduled for Monday, April 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Barge 412.
Each campus forum will also be available through interactive videoconferencing at CWU campuses statewide and via video streaming at www.cwu.edu/~its/streaming/.
A complete resume for each candidate is available at www.cwu.edu/hr/athletic-director. The person selected, who is expected to start on July 1, will follow Jack Bishop, who is retiring after serving as CWU’s athletic director since 2000.