Friday, July 1, 2011

UIS down to three candidates for athletic director

The University of Illinois Springfield has narrowed its search for a director of athletics to three candidates.

The finalists are Tim Gotto, the associate director of athletics and director of compliance at Lewis University in Romeoville; Bill Macriss, deputy director of athletics at Sacramento (Calif.) State University; and Kim Pate, athletic director of Brevard (N.C.) College.

Ninety-five individuals applied to replace Rodger Jehlicka, who in January submitted his resignation effective Aug. 15. Jehlicka, whose salary is $86,145, was hired as athletic director at UIS in December 2005. With the end of his stint only six weeks away, an announcement should come soon.

“Chancellor Susan Koch starts (today) and she was obviously a part of this process as well,” UIS spokesman Derek Schnapp said Thursday. “She will announce the decision when it becomes final.”

The finalists were featured in an July 1, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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