ISU names four finalists for athletic director position

In October, Larry Lyons announced he would retire at the end of this month. He spent 33 years at ISU, serving as athletic director since 2013. (WJBC file photo)

 

By Neil Doyle

NORMAL – The search committee for the next athletic director at Illinois State University has announced four finalists for the position.

The candidates include: Kyle Brennan from the University of Utah, Tamica Smith Jones from the University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona Assistant Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Derek van de Merwe, and Eastern Illinois University Director of Athletics Tom Michael. A brief bio on the four candidates can be found here.

The candidates are participating in Zoom interviews this week.

In October, Larry Lyons announced he would retire at the end of this month. He spent 33 years at ISU, serving as athletic director since 2013.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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