WINFIELD, Kan. – Mike Kirkland and Scott Nuss will share interim athletic director duties at Southwestern College until a full-time director is hired sometime this fall, President Brad Andrews announced today. Their appointments began July 1.
“We are looking to move toward having a full-time athletic director at the college, and will be posting this position and opening a search sometime during the fall semester,” President Andrews said. “We hope to have the successful candidate in place by the beginning of the spring semester.”
Kirkland and Nuss will continue to carry out their current duties and will work under the administrative oversight of Dawn Pleas-Bailey, vice president for student life.
Kirkland, who is associate athletic director and director of track and field, will oversee all men’s sports, facilities, act as liaison to the KCAC and NAIA, and take responsibility for eligibility issues. Kirkland served as athletic director from 2003-09.
Nuss, current sports information director, will be named interim assistant athletic director and will oversee all women’s sports, be in charge of game and event management, and day-to-day administrative management in the department.
“I have met with Mike, Scott, and Dawn, and have great confidence in their ability to make this interim arrangement work. All of us are excited for continued growth in our exceptionally strong athletic program,” Andrews says.
Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.
Written by: Charles Osen, Southwestern College