U of L to provide open forums in search for athletic director Monday, Apr 4 2022 

By Madelin Shelton — 

BRIEF: U of L is hosting a listening tour to hear what the U of L community wants in its next athletic director. The forums will take place at various dates, locations and times across campus.

These events will be hosted by the Athletic Director Search Planning Group and will provide an avenue for faculty, students, staff, alumni and the broader Louisville community to give U of L feedback.

The sessions will occur as follows:

  • April 6, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: SAC Ballrooms C and D, Belknap Campus
    • Audience: Belknap Faculty
    • Join online here.
  • April 7, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: Kosair CTR 101 and 102, HSC Campus
    • Audience: HSC Faculty
    • Join online here.
  • April 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • Location: PNC Club, Cardinal Stadium
    • Audience: Louisville Community
    • Join online here.
  • April 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • Location: PNC Club, Cardinal Stadium
    • Audience: Alumni
    • Join online here.
  • April 15, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: PNC Club, Cardinal Stadium
    • Audience: Students
    • Join online here.
  • April 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: SAC W116/W117, Belknap Campus
    • Audience: Belknap Staff
    • Join online here.
  • April 20, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: Kosair CTR 101 and 102, HSC Campus
    • Audience: HSC Staff
    • Join online here.

U of L will provide light lunches at the noon sessions and refreshments at the evening events. Additional sessions are yet to be announced for student athletes, coaches, athletics alumni and athletics staff.

If none of the above dates or times work, the university has created an online forum for feedback.

According to the Office of the President, “These are very important meetings. The Advisory Group will use feedback from all these sessions to create a leadership statement/job description for the athletic director position and to inform decisions made during the search process.”

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Vince Tyra resigns as U of L athletic director Thursday, Dec 9 2021 

By Madelin Shelton — 

U of L has accepted the letter of resignation from now-former Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. The letter, effective Dec. 8, was sent Wednesday and received by U of L on Thursday.

The move comes as speculation rose over the last several days of Tyra potentially taking the same position at Florida State University. The U of L board of trustees even held a special meeting Wednesday to wave the non-compete clause in Tyra’s contract and the requirement that he give 30 days’ notice before leaving his position. The non-compete clause stated that Tyra could not leave his U of L AD job to go to another sports program at an ACC school. The changes seemingly paved the way for him to take the job at Florida State.

However, Tyra is reported to have withdrawn as a candidate as rumors began to swirl late Wednesday night that current U of L President Neeli Bendapudi had accepted a new position as President of Penn State University.

It was then announced earlier today that Michael Alford would serve as Florida State’s next athletic director.

The move comes as reports circulate about a rift between Tyra’s office and university administration, potentially leading to the contract change and resignation.

Tyra joined the university as Interim AD in fall of 2017 and was promoted to the role permanently in March of 2018.

 

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