kris dunbarOn Wednesday, April 5, the leadership of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced Kris Dunbar has been selected as the seventh commissioner following a nationwide search. Dunbar takes over the reins following a lengthy stint at member institution Lake Superior State University. Dunbar spent 24 years of at LSSU as a student-athlete, basketball coach and currently in her tenth year as director of athletics. Dunbar will step down from her position at LSSU at the end of April and take over commissioner duties on May 1.

"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