Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Brevard AD Pate takes job in Illinois

Brevard College's Kim Pate, who has served as the Tornados' athletic director since 2008, announced on Monday that she will be resigning to take the same position at the University of Illinois-Springfield in Springfield, Ill.

Pate's last day at Brevard will be July 25.

"Kim Pate has been outstanding as the athletic director at Brevard College for several years," said Brevard interim president Charles Teague. "She is professional, articulate, compassionate, committed to Division II athletics, and devoted to Brevard College. Although we celebrate with her the opportunity to move up in her career, we will miss her leadership and commitment to our coaches, staff and student-athletes."

Pate was instrumental in Brevard College's transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. During her tenure, the men's basketball team won its first South Atlantic Conference championship, becoming the first BC program to participate in the NCAA Regional tournament. The cycling team also won back-to-back Fall Mountain Bike Team National Championships along with several individual national titles.

Pate was featured in an July 12, 2011 article by BlueRidgeNow.com.

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