AD Steve Pederson Announces Promotions

University of Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson announced the promotion of three key athletic department officials on Thursday. Pat Logsdon has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Administration and Diane Mendenhall was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Development, while Paul Meyers was promoted from his assistant status to Associate Athletic Director for Development.

Each of the three have been key members of the athletic department's executive team and were promoted in honor of their talents and exemplary service to the department.  Logsdon, Mendenhall and Meyers will continue with their current duties, but will take on additional administrative duties as assigned by Pederson.

"Pat has been shoulder to shoulder with me during my various tenures at Nebraska," Pederson said.  "Each time, I marvel at her talent to execute our mission. 

"Diane is a rising star in college athletics and she has brought a degree of efficiency to development that will help us accomplish lofty goals. 

"Paul has not only earned my respect, but that of our donors and friends.  He is as aggressive in fund-raising as he was at the plate in a Cornhusker uniform."

Previously the director of volleyball operations, Mendenhall has been the Associate Director of Development under Paul Meyers and oversees the daily operations of the athletic development office, the annual fund and endowed athletic scholarships.  She also assists with major gifts and planned giving.  Mendenhall has been with the athletic department for nearly five years.  An Ogallala, Neb., native, Mendenhall earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas, where she was a four-year starter for the Jayhawk volleyball team.

Logsdon moved from director of football operations to become the Director of Athletic Administration when Pederson was hired as NU's athletic director in January, 2003.  Logsdon provides coordination and organization to all administrative operations.  She oversees the training table, all aspects of the Alumni N-Club and works in conjunction with the athletic director on political, community and University relations.  She also serves as the managing member of the executive team, provides oversight on the budget and reviews game and coaching contracts.  Previously, Logsdon spent six seasons as NU's director of football operations.  A native Nebraskan, Logsdon earned her bachelor's degree in education from Nebraska in 1989.

Meyers is in his fifth year as the Director of Athletic Development.  Meyers focuses on major gift giving and is spearheading the fund-raising drive for the $50 million Memorial Stadium Expansion Project.  He was a key factor in securing the recent Myers and Erstad gifts totaling $6 million.  Meyers began his association with the development office when he was hired as a development officer in 1994.  In the summer of 1999, he was named senior development officer and the interim director of development.  Meyers was an assistant coach with the Nebraska baseball team after ending his professional playing career.  As a student-athlete at NU, Meyers was a first-team All-America outfielder in 1986.  Meyers earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in business administration.


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