May 3, 1999 Vol. III, No. 15

Athletic Director Candidates Visiting Campus for Interviews

President Wilson Expected to Announce AD Selection From Among Five Finalists

Cal State Northridge has narrowed its search for a new Athletic Director to among five candidates who are visiting the campus last week and this week for a series of interviews and discussions, campus officials announced.

Tom Shannon, chair of the search committee for the job and CSUN's faculty athletic representative, (left) said the five finalists (in alphabetical order) are Robert Arias, Myles Corrigan, Richard Dull, William Lide and Brian Quinn. CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson is expected to announce the final candidate.

Under the interview process, each candidate will spend a day at the university, meeting with campus constituents. Each candidate is meeting with Wilson; Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance Jim Sullivan and University Relations Vice President Bill Outhouse.

Other sessions include with Athletic Department administrators, the coaches and athletic personnel, the search committee and the CSUN Athletic Association. Also, student-athletes, members of the Student Affairs Management Council and the campus community are invited to attend open forums in which each candidate will answer audience questions.

The first candidate to interview was Lide on Tuesday, April 27. Lide has served as director of intercollegiate athletics at North Carolina Central University since 1995. He also had stints as director of athletics at Salisbury State (1987-93) and West Chester University (1993-95).

The second candidate to interview was Corrigan on Thursday, April 29. Corrigan has been an assistant athletic director at the University of Washington since 1994. During his tenure with the Huskies, he also has served as director of football, baseball and basketball operations. Corrigan spent the 1987- 93 seasons as a UW assistant football coach. He also has served stints as athletic director/head football coach at Westminster High School (1978-79) and San Bernardino High School (1977).

The third candidate to interview will be Dull on Monday, May 3. The open forum for Dull will be from 3-4 p.m. in the athletic conference room. Dull has been the director of athletics at Moravian College since May 1998. He also served stints as director of athletics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (1995-98) and at the University of Maryland (1981- 86). Dull worked his way up through the Terrapins organization, serving as the assistant to the athletic director for business affairs (1975-80) and as an assistant director of athletics (1980-81).

The fourth candidate to interview will be Quinn on Tuesday, May 4. The open forum for Quinn will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the athletic conference room. Quinn has been the executive director of athletic development and promotion at Loyola Marymount University since June 1998. He served as director of athletics/ assistant dean at LMU from 1985 to mid-1998. Quinn also served as assistant principal at Woodbridge High School in Irvine from 1980-85 and as the athletic director at Irvine High School from 1975-80.

The final candidate to interview will be Arias on Friday, May 7. Arias' open forum will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the athletic conference room. Arias has been the president of One to One/ Los Angeles Communities in Schools since January 1998. He also has served as the president of Los Angeles Metropolitan Communities in Schools (1996-97) and as the executive director for the Cities in Schools, southwest regional office in Los Angeles. Arias had been director of athletic development at Loyola Marymount from 1985-86.

-Ryan Finney

May 3, 1999

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