Hermann Introduced as Athletic Director

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers formally announced the hire of Julie Hermann as Rutgers athletic director Wednesday afternoon from the Busch visitors center. Hermann met the media in a press conference and discussed her vision for Rutgers athletics moving into the Big Ten.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers board of governors approved the appointment of Julie Hermann as its next athletic director. Hermann will make a base salary of $450,000 in her first year as director.

Hermann comes to Rutgers after 16 years in the Louisville athletic department and will be the face of the program heading into the Big Ten conference in 2014.

"It's a pleasure to welcome Julie Hermann to the Rutgers community," said president Robert Barchi. "She is one of the most respected athletics administrators in the country and she was deeply involved in moving Louisville from Conference USA to the Big East and from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Her 15 years of leadership experience will be an invaluable asset to the university as we prepare to enter the Big Ten."

Hermann, who does not have a football background, said she is excited about the football move to the Big Ten.

"We will do more with less," Hermann said on football. "That's what we did at Louisville."

Taking over after Tim Pernetti's resignation, Hermann said she sees no issues in improving the image of the athletic department.

"It is a new day," Hermann said. "It is already fixed and there is no one that doesn't agree about how we treat people with dignity and trust."

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