Weese to lead Mustangs and Campus Rec during transition and search for new director

Western University today announced the appointment of Jim Weese to the role of Special Advisor to the Provost with interim responsibility for Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), effective January 1, 2017.

In this capacity, Weese will oversee a review of SRS that will greatly inform and impact the national search for new leadership of the Mustangs and Campus Recreation. Current director Thérèse Quigley recently announced that she will retire at the end of the calendar year.

“I am very pleased and grateful to Jim for agreeing to take on this responsibility,” says Janice Deakin, Western Provost and Vice-President (Academic). “In addition to bringing interim leadership and stability to Sport and Recreation Services during the search process, Jim will also oversee some important initiatives that will draw upon his management expertise and his unique knowledge of Western’s student-athlete programming, as well as Canada’s greater interuniversity sport community.”

Weese is an award-winning and highly respected sport management scholar, as well as a former university athlete, coach and athletic director. As a former Dean of our Faculty of Health Sciences who had oversight for SRS, Weese is well positioned to help Western athletics transition into the next chapter of its proud history.

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