Athletic Department leadership change

October 31, 2014

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced new leadership of the Athletic Department during a press conference where Schlissel said David A. Brandon, the university’s athletic director since 2010, had submitted his resignation.

The president appointed James Hackett to serve as intereim leader of the university’s Athletic Department while a search for an AD is launched. His appointment is pending approval in November by the university’s Board of Regents.

U-M President Mark Schlissel appoints interim athletic director

Remarks from President Mark Schlissel

Remarks from James Hackett

Statement from U-M Board of Regents

Brandon settlement agreement

Hackett appointment letter

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