Oakland finally forms search committee for new AD
On Monday, nearly three months since Jeff Konya left his post as Oakland University athletic director, the school announced it has formed a committee to find his replacement.
The announcement was made in an internal memo obtained by The News.
Members of the search committee will include:
■ Judy Didion, dean of the school of nursing;
■ Boyd Farnam, assistant general counsel;
■ Alyssa Gaudio, women’s golf coach;
■ Gregory Thomas Jordan, director of campus recreation;
■ Thomas LeMarbe, assistant vice president for finance and administration;
■ Todd Nucci, director of marketing, web and digital services;
■ Angie Schmucker, associate vice president for university advancement;
■ Christine Stiller, special instructor of physical therapy and faculty athletics representative; and
■ Melissa Stolicker, Oakland University trustee.
Glenn McIntosh, Oakland’s vice president for student affairs and chief diversity officer, will chair the search committee.
The memo was signed by university president Ora Hirsch Pescovitz.
Konya, a Royal Oak native whose four-year tenure at Oakland was highlighted by record fundraising and national-media exposure, was hired in early January to take over as athletic director of Northeastern, in Boston. Padraic McMeel is serving as interim athletic director.
Oakland also is expected to hire a national search firm later this week. Search firms are essential with high-profile openings, as they keep candidates’ names out of the FOIA realm.
Oakland is one of two Division I universities in Michigan searching for a new AD, including Michigan State, where Mark Hollis recently resigned.
Eastern Michigan (Scott Wetherbee) and Central Michigan (Michael Alford) each have hired a new AD within the last year.