FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  July 3, 2006       
CONTACT: Debbie Lindsey-Opel, (361) 825-2335 or cell (361) 728-1459; or
Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337 or cell (361) 813-6409 

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What:         Announcement of new Athletics Director
 
When:        Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m.

Where:       Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m.

University President Flavius Killebrew to Announce New Athletics Director for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew will announce the new Athletics Director on Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m. in the University Center, Legacy Hall. The University engaged in a comprehensive search to fill this important position, which has been vacant since February 2006. A search committee composed of individuals from the campus and community screened 56 applicants.
  
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi officially joined the Southland Conference on Saturday, July 1, 2006. With this announcement, the school will be well-poised to capitalize on its new designation.