mercyhurstDr. Kurt Patberg and Tim Selgo of ASC received the nod to assist Mercyhurst University with their upcoming athletic director search. Prior to the release of the job announcement, ASC will visit campus to provide a review of the status of the department and what type of departmental leadership might best serve the institution moving forward.

The Mercyhurst athletic director search will begin in early March with an estimated start date at the end of this academic year. The position is open due to the retirement of Joseph Kimball, whose career at Mercyhurst spanned two separate stints over two decades including his last nine in the role of athletic director. Lauren Packer Webster is currently serving in the role of Interim Athletic Director

This search continues a trend of NCAA Division II searches that ASC has conducted over the past academic year. ASC has recently completed the searches of Upper Iowa University (Rick Hartzell) and Western New Mexico University (Scott Noble) and are in the final stages of the searches at CSU Pueblo, San Francisco State University, and Stanislaus State University. Earlier in the year, ASC completed the searches at CSU-East Bay (Jason Carmichael) and the University of Wisconsin Parkside (Andrew Gavin).

"By using their [ASC's] knowledge to get to our short list of candidates that fit what we sought in an athletic director, we easily spent half the amount of time that is normally required in a search like this.   Additionally, they enhanced the pool of by bringing several qualified candidates to the finalist list.  Showing that they know talent, two of the individuals that they sought out, and applied to our position, were hired by and are current NCAA Division II AD’s.  Our search finished with securing a quality hire.  If our institution ever needed to conduct a search for an athletic director, we would without question use the services of ASC."

Kelli Shuman
Director, Human Resources

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology