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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

06-28-07

Statement from athletics director Jamie Pollard

We appreciate receiving the approval of the President and the Athletics Council to allow an individual to continue to volunteer with our athletics program in this capacity.

We would like to thank the members of the Athletics Council who spent considerable time discussing and developing a set of guidelines for the position.

We would also like to thank those Iowa State University faculty and staff members who expressed concern on this issue. Their concerns were the basis of the guidelines that were established to ensure the interests and rights of all student-athletes are protected.

We have a very solid framework to guide this volunteer's activities and the mechanisms to review their activities annually. The Athletics Department accepts the responsibility to make certain we follow those guidelines.

Our focus will now shift to preparations for the coming season and helping our student-athletes reach their academic and athletics potentials.

Neither Pollard nor the Iowa State University Athletics Department will have additional comment on the approval of the life skills volunteer.

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