Class Notes: 1980s



1981

Charles Elwood, M.S. Sports Administration
, took the Deputy Director of Intercollegiate Athletics position at Fordham University.



1982

Craig T. Chindemi, B.A. Sports Administration, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Philanthropic Officer for Martin Health System, a not-for-profit, community based health care organization in Stuart, FL. He was previously Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.



1983

Dr. Cedric L. Alexander, B.A. Sociology, serves as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Public Safety in DeKalb County, GA. In this position, he oversees all public safety, police, fire, and emergency management in the third largest county in Georgia. Dr. Alexander holds doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.



Tim Paulus, M.A. Sports Administration, has been appointed to the position of director of sales at Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in the Berkshires region of Western Massachusetts.



1984

Jacob H. Brey, Jr., B.A. Criminal Justice, retired in 1997 from the Broward Sheriff’s Office after 28 years as a Police Officer. At the time of his retirement, he was the District Commander in Lauderdale Lakes. In 2000, Mr. Brey graduated with a Masters in Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH. Pastor Brey has been a Lutheran Pastor for more than 13 years, and is presently the Senior Pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Tamarac, FL.



Bill McGillis, B.A. Sports Administration, was named Athletic Director at the University of Southern Mississippi.



Robert A. Monica
, B.A. Sports Administration, is handling Sales & Promotions at Schutt Sports in Delray Beach, FL.



Stanley Wilson, M.S. Health Management, was recently appointed Dean of the College of Healthcare Sciences of Nova Southeastern University. Previously, he was an associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Howard University in Washington, D.C., assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Florida International University in Miami, and had several clinical appointments in South Florida and Virginia.



1985

John Griffin, B.A. Sports Administration, was promoted to Associate Commissioner of Communications & Brand Marketing for the American Athletic Conference.


Robert McQueen, B.A. Sports Administration, currently works at Momentum Worldwide. Robert is married to Rachel and has two children, Michael Joseph (8) and Maggie Rose (6) and they live in Pittsford, NY.



Lisa Ponzio, B.A. Communication Arts, is a Program Manager for the Operations Program Support Division. She coordinates and facilitates all TV and Radio programming in 43 languages at The Voice of America. She is proud to serve our country and says that her degree has served her well in the areas of television and radio.

Eugene “Gene” Taylor, M.S. Sports Administration, was named the deputy director for the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Iowa. Taylor was previously the director of athletics at North Dakota State University where he guided NDSU through the transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I.



1986

Gary L. Richter, B.A., Sports Administration, received the 2012 Willa Jones Award as the Volunteer of the Year by the Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland, OH, “for always being willing to go the extra mile and help wherever needed with a gentle, caring and easy going attitude during 11 years volunteering at the House.



David Gettleman, B.A. Sports Management, was named General Manager of the Carolina Panthers.



Todd Reeser, M.S. Sports Administration, was promoted to Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development and Sports Services at Georgia State University.


1988



Brad Catherman, M.S. Sports Administration, is the new Executive Director of Athletes for a Better World (www.abw.org).


Fr. Francis Chambers, OSA, D.Min. has completed twenty-five years at Villanova University and recently completed his Doctorate in Ministry. He is currently the Associate Director of International Admission



William Chaves, B.A. Sports Administration, was awarded the Athletic Director of the Year by Under Armour for his work at Eastern Washington University (WA).



Ken Elder, M.S. Sports Administration, is the new Senior Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships for the College Football Playoffs in Dallas, TX.



Larry Pujol, B.A. Accounting, accepted position as Vice President, Latin America for Optos, Inc.  Optos is a Scottish company that manufactures the Optomap, which is a device used by Ophthalmologist and Optometrist to obtain an Ultra-Wide field image of the back of the eye through a Laser-Scan, without dilation, in less than a second.  Larry will oversee the company’s strategic expansion in Latin America.

Mark Savercool, B.A. Sports Administration, is the Vice President for Advancement at Archbishop Carroll High School located in Washington, DC.



1989


Andy Elisburg, B.A. Sports Administration, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations/General Manager for the Miami Heat.

Julie (Carpenter) Grice, M.S. Sports Administration, is the Vice President of Entrepreneur Services at Indy Chamber in Indianapolis, IN.



Mark McCullers, M.S. Sports Administration, has accepted the role of President & General Manager for the Columbus Crew.