ehASC has teamed up with Hyatt-Fennell to conduct the Director of Athletics at Emory & Henry College. This is a natural partnership of two search firms as Dr. Kurt Patberg of ASC will provide much of the front end process of identification of talent whereas Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell is the primary firm responsible for overall coordination of the search and on-campus facilitator. Hyatt-Fennell is an executive search firm that has conducted several senior level searches for Emory & Henry.

The search has kicked off with interested applicants encouraged to apply to this position by July 16. A copy of the job announcement can be found on the NCAA Market at The senior leadership at E & H has named Anne Crutchfield as the Interim Director of Athletics ( Crutchfield is also the Associate Director of Athletics and Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

"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