Schedules have been announced for the remaining on-site interviews of the finalists for the position of athletic director at Eastern Illinois University.
-- Vaughn A. Williams , associate director of athletics/facilities management and planning at the University of Connecticut, is to be on EIU's campus on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20-21. Open interview sessions are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday in Room 3202, Booth Library; and 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. The Panther Club/community reception, also open to the public, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lantz Club Room, on the main floor (south side) of Lantz Arena.
-- Jean A. Berger , associate athletic director for student services/senior woman administrator at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, is to be on campus Feb. 25-26. Open interview sessions are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, and 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26, both in the Effingham Room, MLK Jr. Union. The Panther Club/community reception is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Lantz Club Room.
-- Terry L. Wanless , director of intercollegiate athletics at Sacramento State, Sacramento, Calif., is to be on campus March 3-4. Open sessions are set for 3:30 p.m. March 3 in the Effingham Room, and 10 a.m. March 4 in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union. The Panther Club/community reception is set for 7 p.m. March 3 in the Lantz Club Room.
On-site interviews with the other two candidates -- Barbara A. Burke, deputy director of athletics and senior woman administrator at The University of Wyoming, Laramie; and Bruce Van De Velde, director of development at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. -- were held the week of Feb. 11.
Resumes for all five finalists and complete interview schedules as they become available can be found at the following Web site: http://www.eiu.edu/stuaff/staff/ad_search.php.
A tentative timeline for the athletic director's search, which began in Fall 2007, has a new athletic director scheduled to begin employment in July.
Ken Baker, who has served as director of Campus Recreation at Eastern since 2000, is currently serving as full-time interim athletic director.