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Athletic director search committee named

UW president Mark Emmert on Friday announced the members of a search advisory committee that will help him select the school's next athletic director.

The job came open over the winter when Emmert and athletic director Todd Turner decided Turner should leave the post.

The position involves oversight of 23 men's and women's sports at the university.

In this interim period, the job is being handled by Scott Woodward, who has neither campaigned for the full-time job nor ruled out interest.

The committee will identify a small number of finalists from which Emmert will make his selection.

The chairperson will be Lizabeth "Betsy" Wilson, dean of UW libraries.

Other committee members are: Brooke Anderson, UW track student-athlete; John Connors, member, Tyee Board of Advisors; Professor J. Patrick Dobel, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs; Professor Roland E. (Pete) Dukes, Department of Accounting; Lesle Gallimore, head coach, women's soccer; Anne Gittinger, member, Tyee Board of Advisors; Eric Godfrey, vice provost, student life; Professor Christine Ingebritsen, Scandinavian Studies; Sheila Edwards Lange, vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity; Professor David Lovell, Psychosocial and Community Health; Carol S. Niccolls, special counsel to the president; Lorenzo Romar, head coach, men's basketball; and Edward Taylor, vice provost and dean for undergraduate academic affairs.