The Jim Sarra era begins at the University of Illinois Springfield Monday.
It is his first day on the job as the director of athletics. He was hired in June to replace Kim Pate. He beat out more than 50 candidates in a national search.
Sarra met with the media and other community members earlier this month. He will meet the public Wednesday. He will be introduced at a press conference at The Recreation and Athletic Center at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on August 1, 2016.
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