2021 2021: UMass Dartmouth begins search for next Director of Athletics and Recreation
UMass Dartmouth begins search for next Director of Athletics and Recreation

12-person committee created and charged with searching for new Director

UMass Dartmouth Athletics

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced the creation of a 12-person committee charged with searching for the University’s next Director of Athletics and Recreation.

The Search Committee will be co-chaired by Dr. Steven White, Professor of Management and Marketing and UMassD NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. The other co-chair will be UMassD alumnus Brian Kelly, a former student-athlete and Managing Director of Human Capital Consulting, LLC. Brian also serves as the Treasurer of the University Alumni Association.

The University’s search efforts are strengthened by Thomas McElroy. McElroy, a former Senior Associate Commissioner of The BIG EAST Conference has been engaged as a Senior Search Consultant. In this role, he will help the search committee through the entire search process.

The Search Committee consists of three senior student-athletes, including Shae Carreiro, women’s basketball and Nursing major; Mekhi Geter, football and Criminal and Justice Studies major; and Anna Kerwood, softball and Biology major. Five University administrators serve on the Committee, including Heather Batherwich, Human Resources Business Associate; Greg Homol, Fitness Center Director; Hanan Khamis, Director of Admissions; Juli Parker, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; and Josh Sylvester, Director of Alumni Relations. The Committee also contains Mike Salem, Head Coach Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field; and Amy Sasin, Head Coach Softball.

“When appointing this search committee, it was important that the many aspects of the University’s successful competitive spirit were represented,” said David Gingerella, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. “Athletics and Recreation are a critical aspect of student life and success at UMass Dartmouth and I am confident this group will find a Director to take our programs to new heights.”