KU Athletics reorganizes

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Rodney Jones, director of ticket operations at the University of Kansas for the past 16 months, has been named Assistant Director of Athletics, Williams Educational Fund, as part of a reorganization announced today by KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins.

Jones replaces Jay Hinrichs, who becomes Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities Planning. Charlette Stuart, formerly assistant ticket manager at the University of Oklahoma, takes over as interim director of ticket operations, effective Thursday.

"We have made enormous strides in several areas over the last several months," Perkins said. "We are nearly ready to implement the 'points' system, and the generosity of several special families will permit us to begin much-needed renovation and construction. These staff changes allow us to put vital personnel into positions where they can best serve our alumni, benefactors and season-ticket holders.

"Jay gained valuable experience during his time with the Kansas City Royals in the area of facility management," Perkins continued.

"We will use that experience as we begin the renovation of Allen Fieldhouse and the construction of a Hall of Athletics. Rodney has built outstanding relationships with many of our key donors; that, combined with his knowledge of the ticket operation, will assist us immeasurably as we implement the new 'points' system over the next several months. And Charlette has an outstanding reputation as one of the most knowledgeable ticket-operations professionals in college athletics."

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