Committee named to find athletic director replacement

By Deanna Cabinian

A 12-member search committee has been named to find a permanent replacement for former Athletic Director Cary Groth.

The committee will begin the search this week.

Vice Provost Earl Seaver will chair the committee. He said the group’s first order of business is to select a firm to help identify top candidates for the position.

NIU President John Peters expressed his confidence in the ability of the committee to choose the right person for the job.

“This is a great group of people with strong ties to NIU and a tremendous interest in keeping up the momentum of our program,” Peters said. “I’m confident they’ll find the right person and that the next era of Huskie athletics will be even more exciting than what we’ve seen so far.”