DATE:  June 5, 2006       
CONTACT: Jorge A. Ramirez, Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications, (361) 825-2427; or Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs Manager, (361) 825-2337          

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WHO:             William Chaves, Jr., Candidate for the Position of Athletics Director at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
WHAT:           Interview with William Chaves, Jr., Candidate for Position of Athletics Director
WHEN:           Tuesday, June 6 at 5 p.m.
WHERE:        Omni Bayfront Hotel, Matagorda Room
Media to Have Opportunity to Meet Candidate for Position of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics Director
Baylor Associate Athletics Director second of four finalists to visit campus

William Chaves, Jr., one of four finalists for the position of athletics director at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will be available to meet with media on Tuesday, June 6 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the Matagorda Room of the Omni Bayfront Hotel.
Chaves has served as associate athletics director for external affairs at Baylor University since 2004. During that time, he has supervised a staff of nine full-time employees in the areas of marketing, sales, ticketing, athletic licensing and women’s volleyball. Prior to joining Baylor in 2004, he spent two years as associate athletics director-development at the University of Massachusetts.

Chaves graduated from Saint Thomas University with a degree in sports administration in 1988 and earned a master’s degree in health, physical education and leisure from Oklahoma State University. In 1999, he received a master’s in sports management degree from the University of Massachusetts.