In the news: Second AD candidate visits campus; next interview is Thursday

The second of three candidates for the position of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics interviewed Tuesday (Sept. 24), telling the public forum audience he views the UW-Green Bay job as a destination, not a stepping-stone. Dan Schumacher is currently the AD at Chicago State University, and there are few opportunities that would cause him to consider leaving that post, he told presentation attendees. “I enjoy this way of life,” the Green Bay Press-Gazette quoted Schumacher as saying. “Division I athletics is a big thing for me to continue to excel. I think I thrive in these types of atmospheres from a community standpoint. … This is my calling in life for what I do for a living, and if you ask anybody close to me, the first thing they say is, ‘this is a perfect fit for you.’ ” The next AD candidate is Tim Van Alstine, former Director of Athletics and Assistant Vice President, Western Illinois University. His public presentation will take place at 1:15 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) in the Special Events Room at the Kress Events Center. Read the full story on Schumacher’s presentation.