Local coverage of Chancellor’s announcement of Mary Ellen Gillespie hiring

Scott Venci of the Press-Gazette wrote a top-of-the-sports-page story about UW-Green Bay’s hiring of Mary Ellen Gillespie as the next director of Phoenix Athletics. Venci covered Gillespie’s presentation during her interview on campus two weeks ago, and he also called her Thursday after the hire was announced. “I felt so comfortable at Green Bay, and that was a tribute to everybody I interacted with,” Gillespie told him. Gannett newspapers across Wisconsin are carrying the article – read more.

What they’re saying about Gillespie hire
The UW-Green Bay news site includes a post listing a series of congratulatory messages and compliments upon the hiring of Bowling Green Associate AD Mary Ellen Gillespie to lead the Phoenix program. Among them are the Bowling Green and Xavier ADs, the director of the national association of women athletic administrators, the commissioner of BGSU’s Mid America Conference, major donors at BGSU, and others. See post

Original announcement; news conference Tuesday
Yesterday’s announcement about the Green Bay Athletics job was distributed via the LOG Extra photo-illustrated weekly newsletter. For the benefit of the few who perhaps have unsubscribed from that one but still get this daily, text-only roundup, here’s our news release on the new AD.

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News conference and social event likely for Tuesday — No firm details as of yet, but the plan is for UW-Green Bay to host a news conference and also some sort of universitywide gathering on Tuesday (Oct. 22) for new AD Mary Ellen Gillespie. We’ll have times and places in our next issue.

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