Northern Arizona update

The search at Northern Arizona is progressing slowly….

As I’ve mentioned before, NAU is also hunting for an AD and has enlisted Parker Executive Search to aid in both searches. There has been some progress made – the MBB search committee has been identified. The committee members are:

*Mason Gerety – vice president for Advancement [Chair]

*Tom Acker – professor, mechanical engineering

*Michael Amundson – professor, history

*David Camacho – special assistant to the president for diversity

*Sandra Kowalski – director, University Marketing

*Kimberly Ott – City of Flagstaff

*Steve Shaff – assistant athletic director/media relations

*Beth Vechinski – associate athletic director for external operations

Once PES identifies a handful of candidates, they will turn it over to the committee.

The timeline has been delayed a bit as well since my last post. Now NAU hopes to have an AD in place in 8 weeks, with the new men’s basketball coach to follow after that.

It’s crazy to think that Mike Adras was the first coach fired this season (12/9/11), and that NAU may be one of the last schools to hire. I’ll keep you updated on the progress of this one.