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Presidents and chancellors

Elon selected Constance “Connie” Ledoux Book as its next president. Book, currently provost of The Citadel, is a former Elon faculty member and administrative leader. She will assume her new post March 1.

Associate athletics directors

Eastern Michigan named Andy Rowdon as senior associate athletics director for external affairs. Rowdon spent the past three years as assistant athletics director of promotions and fan engagement at Texas Tech … Karen Freed was selected as Delaware’s associate director of athletics for recreation services. Freed spent the past four years as assistant director of athletics and recreation services and senior women administrator at Rutgers-Camden … Hofstra made the following senior staff promotions: Jay Artinian to deputy director of athletics, Cindy Lewis to senior associate director of athletics (senior woman administrator and business affairs), Chrissy Arnone to associate director of athletics for fan engagement, and Rachel August to associate director of athletics for finance and administration.

Assistant athletics directors

Hofstra promoted Ryan Watson to assistant director of athletics for facilities and events and Rachelle Fabre to assistant director of athletics for student-athlete services and life skills development.

Coaches

Baseball assistants

Hofstra appointed Brandon Stein as a volunteer assistant coach.

Football

Oregon State and head coach Gary Andersen mutually have agreed to part ways, effective immediately. Andersen held the position for nearly three years. In the interim, Oregon State assistant coach Cory Hall will lead the program. Hall joined Oregon State in January 2016.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Massachusetts added Joshua Arndt and Sean Clark to the coaching staff. Arndt will serve as diving coach for both the men’s and women’s teams, while Clark will serve as assistant coach with the men’s squad.

Men’s and women’s tennis assistants

Hofstra appointed Dylan Roberts to the position of volunteer assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs.

Men’s and women’s volleyball

Julie Redus resigned as head coach of the women’s team at Mississippi College. Graduate assistant Holly Tupper will serve as interim head coach. Redus began her coaching career at Mississippi College as an assistant in 2015. She was appointed the interim head coach for the 2016 campaign before becoming head coach for the 2017 season.

Athletics directors

Lake Erie appointed Kelley Kish as director of athletics, effective Nov. 13. Kish is currently the associate director of athletics at Nova Southeastern … Don DiJulia announced he will retire as Saint Joseph’s vice president and director of athletics at the end of the current academic year. He said he will remain with the university as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for his successor. The 2017-18 academic year marks DiJulia’s 50th in college athletics and his 35th as Saint Joseph’s athletics director over two terms, from 1976 to 1981 and then from 1988 to the present … Alabama State announced Deputy Director of Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams will move into the role of interim director of athletics with the resignation of Melvin Hines. Williams, in her second year at Alabama State, has more than a decade of experience in athletics administration. Hines, who was named director of athletics in September 2015, served as interim director of athletics for three years … Central Oklahoma announced Eddie Griffin will return to his alma mater as director of athletics. Griffin’s previous positions include president of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association, athletics director for Oklahoma City Public Schools, athletics director at Northeastern State and head wrestling coach at Clemson.

Assistant athletics directors

Samantha Hegmann was added to Hofstra’s compliance staff as assistant director of athletics for NCAA education and compliance services.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Hilbert named Emily Pasternak head coach of its women’s team. Pasternak has coached at various high school levels and created the nonprofit Breaking Borders Lacrosse organization, which provides lacrosse coaches and players the opportunity to coach underprivileged youth in the United States and abroad.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Rob Brownell was named head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Olivet. Brownell had served as head swimming and diving coach at Battle Creek Central High School in Michigan since 2005.

Conferences

The Big South Conference hired Shelley Davis as senior associate commissioner. Davis has served as deputy athletics director at Howard for the past two years.

Presidents and chancellors

Seth Bodnar was named president of Montana, subject to board of regents approval in November. Bodnar, an Army West Point graduate who completed a distinguished military career, is expected to assume the presidency Jan. 1. He currently is a senior executive at General Electric Co.

Athletics directors

Louisville named Vincent Tyra as acting director of athletics, effective immediately. Tyra is an operating partner for Southfield Capital and an advisor to ISCO Industries Inc., where he was formerly the president.

Coaches

Men’s basketball

University of South Carolina Upstate head coach Eddie Payne is stepping down. Payne, who has led the Spartans for 15 seasons, had the second of two ankle replacements during the summer. He said standing on his feet for long periods is painful. Payne has been an NCAA head basketball coach for 31 years, including 15 at USC Upstate.

Softball

Kathleen L’Abbe, who has served for the past three seasons as an assistant softball coach at Massachusetts Maritime, was promoted to head coach.

Conferences

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner Christopher Ragsdale announced he will retire June 30, 2018. Ragsdale is completing his 10th year with the conference.

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