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The University of Louisville Athletic Director Search Planning Group continues to seek input regarding the qualities sought in the university’s next athletic director. The public is invited to submit feedback about the critical qualities of the next athletic director using this online form.

The university is conducting a national search based on best practices that includes listening to stakeholders, engaging a specialty search firm and identifying an advisory group to the president. The search process has included listening sessions with students, faculty, staff, alumni, student athletes, student athlete alumni, coaches, athletic department staff and the community.

The Planning Group will share feedback with Interim President Lori Stewart Gonzalez and an Athletic Director Search Advisory Group, which will work with the search firm to create a leadership statement/job description for the athletic director position and to inform decisions made during the search process.

The search firm will be retained within the next few weeks. From that time, the search process should take three to five weeks, Gonzalez said.

After structured interviews, background checks and other key elements of a structured search, the Advisory Group will advise the president, who will select the final candidate pending input from the Board and any necessary approvals.

“We have committed to a thorough search conducted with integrity and diligence,” Gonzalez said. “This process will help us secure an athletic director who will have the skills and experience necessary to lead our program now and in the future.”