DATE:  February 27, 2007       
CONTACT: Marshall Collins, 361.825.2427
Friday Named A&M-Corpus Christi Faculty Athletics Representative

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Swint Friday, an associate professor of finance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been appointed by University President Flavius Killebrew as Faculty Athletics Representative.
As the Faculty Athletics Representative, Friday will work with Killebrew and Director of Athletics Brian Teter to ensure that athletics is maintained as a vital component of the educational program where student-athletes constitute an integral part of the student body.
“Swint has a tremendous background in intercollegiate athletics. He is a former student-athlete himself and has stayed in touch with athletics his entire life,” said Teter. “I am looking forward to working with him and watching his expertise become a valuable tool for the university and the athletic department to utilize.”
Friday, who joined the University in 2000, teaches corporate finance and investments and portfolio theory in the master of business administration program. He also teaches undergraduate courses in finance, investments, insurance and real estate.
Friday has been a member of the Faculty Senate since 2002, serving as the deputy speaker from 2004-2006. He has served on the University Intercollegiate Athletics Council since 2003. Friday was recently named chair of the IAC following the retirement of Robert Maroney, the undergraduate associate dean for the College of Education.
Swint holds a Ph.D. in finance and master’s degree in economics from Florida State University. Prior to joining A&M-Corpus Christi, he taught at the University of South Alabama and at Florida State University.