UNI contracts with search consultant for new athletic director

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016

Scott Ketelsen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has contracted with Collegiate Sports Associates out of North Carolina to assist with the athletic director search. Founder and president Todd Turner will provide leadership as UNI moves through the search process.

“I am pleased to have Todd’s depth and breadth of experience in helping UNI search for the next director of athletics,” said Michael Hager, senior vice president for finance and operations and chair of the search committee. “Todd understands the important role of academics in the lives of our student athletes.”

Turner has held the position of athletic director at the University of Connecticut, North Carolina State University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington. Prior to founding Collegiate Sports Associates he was a member of numerous NCAA committees and advisory boards.

Jean Berger is serving as UNI’s interim director of athletics. She replaces Troy Dannen, who left UNI to be the athletic director at Tulane University in New Orleans.