Tuesday, July 12, 2011

UIS names new athletic director

Kim Pate, who has led a North Carolina college's athletic programs for the past four years, has been named athletic director of the University of Illinois Springfield.

Her appointment by UIS Chancellor Susan Koch is pending approval of the U of I Board of Trustees.

Pate, athletic director of NCAA Division II Brevard College in North Carolina, was identified as one of three finalists for the job. She was selected over Tim Gotto, the associate director of athletics and director of compliance at Lewis University in Romeoville and Bill Macriss, deputy director of athletics at Sacramento (Calif.) State University.

Pate will become the acting athletic director on July 26 and the full-time permanent director on August 16, replacing Rodger Jehlicka, who has held the job since late 2005.

Pate was featured in an July 12, 2011 article by The State Journal-Register.

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