In a statement issued today, Turner said, "When I was hired in 2004, the President's primary charge to me was to create a culture of integrity in athletics and to reconnect the athletics program to the mainstream mission of the University. This is something the staff in athletics and I have worked at every day. I do believe we have made great progress."
UW President Mark A. Emmert credited Turner, 56, with turning around an athletic department that had been raked by a series of problems and controversies.
"When Todd was appointed," said Emmert, "we needed a strong presence to restore integrity and confidence to the department and to bring to it a new level of management expertise. In his time here, Todd accomplished both of these. He built a superb senior management team and set high expectations for rules compliance and integrity, candor, and student academic performance."
Scott Woodward, UW Vice President for External Affairs, will step in as acting athletic director when Turner leaves. Woodward will continue in his duties as vice president. A national search for Turner's replacement will commence this academic year.
For the complete release, click on the link below.
Turner steps down as Athletic Director
Turner Steps Down As UW Athletic Director
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