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Presidents and chancellors

Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley, announced he will serve as a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints starting in July 2018. He will continue to serve as Utah Valley president through early June … Cal State Fullerton President Mildred Garcia will leave that role to assume the presidency of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, effective Jan. 22. 

Athletics directors

Richmond announced John P. Hardt as its next athletics director. Since 2000, Hardt has served as the director of athletics and recreation at Bucknell … Jim Bartko, who has served as Fresno State’s director of athletics since January 2015, resigned, effective immediately, stating personal reasons.

Associate athletics directors

Tom Moreland was named associate athletics director for strategic initiatives at Purdue. Moreland will provide direct oversight of the Purdue ticket office and sales and service unit. Moreland has served in various capacities at Iowa since 2010 … Fairfield announced the hiring of Nick Wormley as executive director of athletic development/senior associate athletics director. A more than 10-year veteran in the field of university fundraising, Wormley most recently served as the executive director for university advancement and campaign management at Sacred Heart … Rob Jenkins has been named Mississippi State associate athletics director for development. Jenkins will serve as a liaison between the athletics department and the Mississippi State Foundation.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s soccer

Gerson Echeverry stepped down as men’s head coach at Seton Hall to pursue other opportunities. Echeverry spent 15 years at Seton Hall as a player, assistant coach and, for the past six years, head coach … UConn women’s head coach Len Tsantiris announced his retirement after 37 years at the helm. Tsantiris finishes his career with 570 wins, ranking second all-time in women’s soccer history … Garrett Smith will not return as head coach of the Portland women’s program. Smith served 11 years as an assistant coach to both the men’s and women’s programs before transitioning to women’s head coach for the past 15 seasons … New Mexico State announced that the contract of head women’s coach Freddy Delgado will not be renewed. Delgado spent four seasons as head coach.

Presidents and chancellors

Garnett S. Stokes was appointed president at New Mexico. Stokes has been provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Missouri since February 2015 and recently served as Missouri’s interim chancellor.

Associate athletics directors

Missouri Western State named Eric Kramer associate director of athletics for compliance and sports administration. Kramer has served as an academic advisor at the university since 2015 and previously worked in the athletics department.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s soccer

After 16 years as head coach of the Coe men’s program, Homer Screws is resigning. Screws was the head coach at Coe for two separate terms, first coaching from 1992 to 1998 and most recently taking over in 2007.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Jerod Simek was promoted to interim head coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Truman. Simek, a 2013 Truman grad, served as an assistant for the program for two years.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Linfield’s Shane Kimura, the longest-tenured active women’s volleyball coach in Division III, is retiring. Heading into his final weekend of 40 seasons of coaching, Kimura has a career record of 664-520.

Athletics directors

Brian Hardin was named Drake’s director of athletics and will join the Bulldogs staff Dec. 11. Hardin is currently a deputy director of athletics at Marquette, with prior experience at Ball State and Notre Dame ... Jeffrey Hathaway, vice president and director of athletics at Hofstra, will move on from his position at Hofstra, effective June 30. He is in his sixth year in the role … Kennesaw State named Milton Overton director of athletics. Overton spent the past two years as director of athletics at Florida A&M.

Associate athletics directors

Joe Fields was named associate athletics director for academic services at Texas A&M. Fields previously was director of academic services at Syracuse.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Tricia Molfetta stepped down as head coach of the women’s team at Manhattanville to take over as head coach of the women’s team at Pace. Molfetta joined the Manhattanville staff as an assistant coach in 2015 and took over as head coach before the 2016 season … Ashland named Shaun Williamson to lead the women’s program, which will begin competition in spring 2019.

Williamson spent the past seven seasons as head coach at Berry, where he launched the program.

Men’s and women’s soccer

South Dakota relieved Mandy Green of her duties as head coach of the women’s team, effective immediately. She had been head coach for eight seasons … Crystal Dye resigned as head coach of the Findlay women’s team after seven years in the post. She plans to pursue other opportunities.

Men’s and women’s track and field assistants

Washington and Lee appointed Nicholas Green as men’s and women’s throws coach and strength and conditioning coach. Green previously was a graduate assistant coach from 2015 to 2017 at Heidelberg.

Deaths

David Blackstock, athletics director at Union (Tennessee) for 34 years and women’s basketball coach for 18 years, died Nov. 1 at age 75 after a lengthy illness. He also coached the women’s softball team for two seasons. Blackstock retired as athletics director in 2008, but stayed on at Union in a part-time capacity.

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