joe-l-hakesJoe Hakes, following stints as athletic director at King College, Gordon College, and Milliken College, has joined ASC to add expertise in the area of client services. Hakes has over 20 years experience on the campuses of enrollment-driven private colleges and will work, in conjunction with Kurt Patberg,, in providing consulting analysis of the use of athletics in maximizing enrollment and retention.

"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