Monday, June 9, 2008

SWOSU Begins Search for New Athletic Director



WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Southwestern Oklahoma State University has begun the process of identifying candidates to replace veteran administrator Cecil Perkins as the school’s new director of athletics.

Perkins took over a new assignment as special assistant to the president on June 1 after serving as the school’s athletic director since 1981.

SWOSU president John Hays said he has taken a number of calls in regards to the position although the official posting was not until today (June 6).

“We'll go through the full process, take our time, and make the right decision," he said. “I’m confident this type of job will attract a number of well-qualified candidates.”

Kelli Litsch, the school’s associate athletic director and compliance officer, will continue to serve as the interim athletic director while the search proceeds.

SWOSU competes in the Lone Star Conference and is a member of the NCAA Division II. The school’s athletic program is home to nearly 300 student-athletes and three dozen staffers that include coaches, trainers and other department officials.

The Bulldogs field teams in 12 sports: football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, women’s soccer, women’s cross country men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s rodeo and men’s rodeo.

The official job description and posting can be viewed at the following website

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