Rutgers narrows athletic director search down to three candidates

By Matt Sugam

Rutgers is closer to finding a new athletic director to replace Tim Pernetti who resigned after the fallout of the Mike Rice videotapes. With the help of Parker Executive Search firm, the candidate pool has been narrowed down to three candidates.

Wisconsin deputy AD Sean Frazier, University of Louisville executive senior associate AD Julie Hermann and Fresno State AD Thomas Boeh, according to MyCentralJersey.com.

There is a 26 person panel with Rutgers alum Kate Sweeney, senior vice president and certified financial planner with Morgan Stanley in New Brunswick, and Richard Edwards, the university’s executive vice president for academic affairs, as the co-chairs of the committee.

Parker Executive Search is supposed to give the panel three candidates to choose from by May 6.

The search firm said Rutgers is looking for an athletic director that “demonstrates a commitment to a program of academic and competitive success built upon a foundation of integrity that reflects core institutional values.’’

The four primary goals of the new athletic director are “academic success for student-athletes; integrity for the intercollegiate athletics program; progress towards budgetary self-sufficiency; and success on the playing field,” according to the application.

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