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Athletic Director Search

Buffalo State College invites applications for its next Athletic  Director. We are seeking a dynamic, creative, and well-rounded leader looking to take the next step in their collegiate athletics career. If you are ready to provide innovative leadership at the head of a program that includes 18 teams, develop plans for funding and facilities development, and fully embrace the  NCAA Division III philosophy, this may be the opportunity for you. The Athletic Director will assume office July 1, 2020.

Search Prospectus (PDF)

Open Forums: Candidates for Athletic Director

Four candidates for the position of athletic director will participate in virtual open forums on the following dates. The names of the candidates will be released two days before their scheduled visits, along with a Qualtrics link that Buffalo State community members may use to receive an invitation to the candidates’ sessions, which will be conducted via Zoom videoconferencing.

Each candidate will present his or her vision for advancing opportunities and addressing challenges in today’s collegiate athletics Division III environment to the campus community on the following days:

Candidate 1: Renee Carlineo
Wednesday, April 15
1:00–1:50 p.m.

Sign up for Ms. Carlineo's Open Forum here.

Renee Carlineo Survey.

Candidate 2: Ron Prettyman
Thursday, April 16
1:00–1:50 p.m.

Sign up for Mr. Prettyman's Open Forum here.

Ron Prettyman Survey.

Candidate 3: Brian Miller
Friday, April 24
1:00–1:50 p.m.

Sign up for Mr. Miller's Open Forum here.

Brian Miller Survey.

Candidate 4:  Enzley Mitchell, IV
Friday, May 1
1:00–1:50 p.m.

Sign up for Dr. Mitchell's Open Forum here.

Enzley Mitchell, IV Survey.

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Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Athletic Director is responsible for providing leadership to the intercollegiate athletics program at Buffalo State, including the overall administration of personnel, program, student-athlete learning outcome assessment, and planning and budgeting.

This leader is responsible for executing institutional, conference, and NCAA policies. This position is also responsible for coordinating, with the Buffalo State College Foundation and the Athletics  Bengal Booster Club, the fundraising and marketing efforts of the athletics programs and the sports complex facilities of the college.

The Athletic Director participates in public relations activities as required to promote the college and its athletic programs. In conjunction with the Enrollment Management Office, this position facilitates the recruitment and retention of student-athletes through various efforts including campus Open Houses.

The Athletic Director works with the Residence Life Office and other campus partners to implement conferences, summer sports camps, athletics-related events, and community events involving facilities. Through their leadership, the athletic director works to ensure that sports complex facilities are fully utilized by students, faculty, and staff for intramural and recreational purposes. Serving as ex-officio on the college’s Intercollegiate Athletics Board is a key responsibility of this position.

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• Master’s degree in Athletic Administration or related field.

• Track record of progressively more responsible leadership and supervisory experience.

• Strong familiarity with NCAA and Division III athletics.

• Collegiate coaching experience.

• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.


• Experience working at a diverse institution of higher education.

• Leadership experience at the conference or national level.

• Commitment to men’s and women’s athletics program.

• Budget, assessment, and planning and development experience.

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Application Process

Candidates should visit and  electronically submit the following materials:

• Letter of interest that speaks directly to the applicant’s required and preferred qualifications.

• Résumé or curriculum vitae.

• Applicants are required to submit a 1-2 page statement in response to the question: What is your leadership style and how will you use it to implement your vision of a Division III athletics program at Buffalo State?

• Names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for five references. References will be contacted only for finalists. Candidates will be given prior notification.

Deadline: For full consideration, materials must be submitted by February 15, 2020.

Search Committee

Sarah Young, Dean of Students

Professional Staff Representatives
David Cox, Assistant Dean, Student Leadership and Engagement
Jim Fowler, Facilities Manager, Athletics Department
Michael Heflin, Director, Equity and Diversity
Mike Lewis, Director, Events Management
Elizabeth Hartz, Director, Nutrition  Education Center, Weigel Wellness Center
Jamie Brown, Head Softball Coach, Athletics Department
Tim Walsh, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Faculty Representatives
Shashi M. Gayadeen, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice; Faculty Athletic Representative
Bhakti Sharma, Associate Professor,  Interior Design
Ronald Stewart, Chair and Professor,  Sociology

Student Representatives
Tiffany Easy, Treasurer, United Students  Government
Eimile O’Brien, Chair, Student-Athlete Council

Support Staff
Lisa Noreck, Administrative Assistant 2,  Student Affairs Vice President’s Office


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