Thursday, July 28, 2011

New UIS athletic director is on the job

Tuesday was the first day on the job for recently-hired University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars athletic director Kim Pate.

She took over as acting athletics director. On Aug. 16, she’ll drop the word acting from her job title.

When UIS announced Pate as the school’s new athletic director earlier this month, she was eager to assess the athletic department. She has no choice but to hit the ground running since fall sports teams begin practicing in a little over two weeks.

Pate was featured in an July 28, 2011, blog post by The State Journal-Register.

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