UW President Appoints Football Coach Advisory Committee

Nov. 19, 2008

SEATTLE - University of Washington President Mark Emmert has appointed a search advisory committee to assist in the UW's search for a new head football coach. The committee is chaired by Pat Dobel, a professor of public affairs who also serves as the UW's faculty athletic representative to the Pacific-10 Conference. The committee will report to Emmert and Athletic Director Scott Woodward.

The committee is to help define and describe the desired qualities and characteristics for the next coach and to ensure that the search is guided by principles at the core of the University's mission. In appointing the committee, Emmert wrote, 'It is critical that the person who assumes the job fully grasps and comprehends the values and goals of the University.' The committee is expected to provide its input to the search process by the first week of December.

Other members of the committee include Ana Mari Cauce, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Ed Taylor, dean for undergraduate academic affairs; Professor Robert Stacey, representing the Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics; Professor David Lovell, chair of the Faculty Senate; Randy Hodgins, interim vice president for external affairs; Joanne Bowers, head women's gymnastics coach; Anttimo Bennett, president of the Associated Students of the University of Washington; Jake Locker, student athlete; Andre Riley, representing the Big 'W' Club; community members Don Barnard and Bob Flowers from the Tyee Board, and Eddie Pasatiempo, representing the UW Alumni Association.

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