Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Fred Glass, announced today a reorganization of the athletic department to focus resources on his priorities of compliance, academic achievement, and athletic excellence.
A central feature of the reorganization will be to split the current position of associate athletic director for student development & compliance, which had been responsible for compliance and academics (as well as overseeing the women's basketball program), into two new associate athletic director positions which will individually focus on compliance and academics, respectively. Department veteran Mary Ann Rohleder will become the associate athletic director for compliance, and Grace Calhoun will become the associate athletic director for academic & student development services.
"I'm thrilled Mary Ann has agreed to defer what had been her impending retirement to lead IU's refocused compliance function as she did so well in two stints ending in 2005," Glass said. "I'm also pleased that Grace has agreed to lead our academic support function. By being freed of her other responsibilities, Grace will be able to provide the hands-on leadership and focus necessary to ensure that IU student-athletes are successful in the classroom and earn their degrees."
Glass noted that his first charge to Rohleder is to immediately secure an external expert to conduct a comprehensive audit of the department's compliance function. Glass has asked Calhoun to similarly secure an audit of the department's academic support function, although he believes that audit can and should be conducted using primarily university resources. "This is another great opportunity for the department to integrate with, and benefit from, the world class resources of the broader University," Glass said.
In addition to enhancing the department's compliance and academic functions through individually focused leadership, the reorganization frees up resources that have been reallocated to further support Glass's priorities. The reorganization eliminates two positions, the associate athletic director for facilities and the director of administrative services, whose duties will be respectively absorbed by the senior associate athletic director for internal operations and the director of human resources, a new position yet to be filled.
The savings from the elimination of the three senior staff positions (net of the cost of the new positions absorbing these duties) will enable the department to fund two new positions: an additional academic advisor and an additional assistant strength coach.
"I'm very pleased that one of the results of this reorganization is to reallocate resources from senior administration to two new positions that will directly connect with our student-athletes and enhance our pursuit of academic achievement and athletic excellence," Glass said. These positions are in addition to the new director of compliance monitoring which Glass previously created to further fortify the department's compliance function.
In combination with the elimination of the positions which had been reporting directly to the athletics director, the department's structure has been further streamlined by the establishment of three senior associate athletic director positions for: external operations (Scott Dolson); internal operations (Tim Fitzpatrick), and regulatory affairs (Chris Reynolds). Four associate athletic directors will also report directly to Glass, underscoring the importance he places on those subject matter areas: compliance (Rohleder); academic & student development services (Calhoun); team and athlete development services (Janet Kittell); and business & finance (Kevin Clark).
As part of the reorganization, three department veterans have been promoted to assistant athletic director for: sports medicine (Dr. Andy Hipskind); ticket operations (Mike Roberts); and strength & conditioning (Mark Wateska).
Glass Reorganizes Athletic Department
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