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ISU ANNOUNCES ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OPEN FORUMS
AMES, Iowa Three candidates named for the director of intercollegiate athletics position at Iowa State University will have open forums next week.
The candidates are Paul Griffin, director of intercollegiate athletics, University of South Florida, Tampa; David Martin, senior associate athletic director, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; and Bruce Van De Velde, senior associate athletic director, University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Their open forums will be held from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. in 210 Beardshear Hall. The open forum schedule is below.
Martin: Wednedday, Oct. 18
Griffin: Thursday, Oct. 19
Van De Velde: Friday, Oct. 20
The director of intercollegiate athletics manages the university's intercollegiate athletics program, which includes nine men's sports and 11 women's sports. The new director will succeed Gene Smith, who left Iowa State in August to become athletic director at Arizona State University, Tempe. Elaine Hieber, senior associate athletics director and senior women's administrator, is serving as interim director of athletics.
Martin has been senior associate athletic director and chief operations officer at Oklahoma State University since 1999. He served as associate athletic director from 1983 to 1998. During this period, Martin served twice as interim athletic director at Oklahoma State. He also served as interim Big 12 conference commissioner in 1998. Martin received a B.S. from Iowa State in 1970.
Bruce Van De Velde
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