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Penn State Athletics | June 17, 2014

Penn St. AD Joyner to retire in August

  David M. Joyner took over as Penn State's athletic director in November 2011.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State athletic director David M. Joyner announced on Tuesday his plans to retire from the university. He has requested that his duties as athletic director end Aug. 1, and has offered to assist with the transition beyond that date.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve Penn State,” Joyner said. “Our student athletes, coaches, staff and the university community were a daily source of inspiration for me. The spirit of Penn State is strong, and the department’s commitment to integrity, as well as academic and athletic excellence is stronger than ever.”

Joyner was named acting athletic director in November 2011. In January 2013, he was named director of intercollegiate athletics. Rodney Erickson, university president at the time, indicated that Joyner would serve as athletic director through Erickson’s term as president. Erickson retired on May 11.

Penn State president Eric J. Barron will name a search committee to work with Collegiate Sports Associates, an executive search and consulting firm based in North Carolina, to recruit Penn State’s next director of intercollegiate athletics. David Gray, senior vice president for finance and business at Penn State, has agreed to chair the search committee.

“Dave Joyner has provided steady leadership to athletics for nearly three years,” Barron said. “I want to thank him for his hard work in upholding Penn State’s legacy of academic and athletic success.”

More information about the search for Penn State’s next athletic director will be released in the coming days as potential search committee members are notified and asked to serve.

“We will be seeking candidates who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of NCAA rules and have a track record of success in meeting compliance standards,” Barron said. “They also must have a commitment to academic integrity, and the academic progress and graduation of student-athletes.”

 

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