Lone StarThis fall Kurt Patberg, who has 15 years of commissioner experience, including nearly ten as a NCAA DII commissioner, will be aiding the Lone Star Conference in locating the future leader of its conference. The LSC has been under the leadership of Stan Wagnon since 2007 until his resignation in July. The LSC is looking to secure a commissioner that can lead them through the next phase in their evolution which will include some membership growth. The search will be conducted during the months of September and October and should conclude with a person in place by late fall.

The Lone Star Conference (LSC) with offices in Richardson, Texas, includes nine member institutions located in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Formed more than 80 years ago, the LSC exists to assist its member institutions in the maintenance of intercollegiate athletics programs that are compatible with the highest standards of education and competitive sports. Since its inception in 1931, the pursuit and attainment of academic excellence among student-athletes has been a priority for each member institution. In the wake of recent membership changes, the conference has developed an intentional focus on elevating its status with the continued goal of being a premier conference in NCAA Division II.

The LSC aims to provide a superior competitive experience for member institutions and to allow for comprehensive development of student-athletes through academic services and life skills programming. Formed with five charter members in April 1931, the storied league continues to build upon its proud history. The LSC had 263 academic All-Americans since 1990 and 74 NCAA national championships since joining NCAA Division II in 1982. The LSC currently conducts championships in 14 sports.

"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