BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Sun Belt Commissioner Wright Waters will be honored with the National Football Foundation's Legacy Award at the black-tie awards dinner Tuesday in New York City.
Written by Sun Belt Dispatch
NEW ORLEANS – Wright Waters, the Commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference since December 1998, has announced that he will retire effective July 1, 2012.
“It has been a great honor to serve the Sun Belt Conference membership during my time as commissioner,” said Waters.“ After spending over a decade with the conference it will be hard to move on, but the league-wide leadership is as strong as it has ever been. We have an eight-year national television deal with ESPN as well as multi-year agreements with our regional network television partners and our two primary bowl sponsors.
“I would like to thank the presidents of our institutions and all of the athletic administrators on our campuses for this wonderful opportunity that I was provided.”
A national search will begin immediately to find the Sun Belt Conference’s fifth commissioner. The search will be led by Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., the current Sun Belt Conference President and Chancellor of Troy University along with members of the current Sun Belt Conference Executive Committee.
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By Linda B. Blackford and Cheryl Truman
email@example.com - Jun 19, 2011
In the early evening of Sunday, May 1, the figurative white smoke rose over the Hebron Marriott in Northern Kentucky with the announcement that the next president of the University of Kentucky would be Eli Capilouto, the provost of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
For many, it was an unexpected and puzzling choice, particularly when compared to his colorful predecessors: Otis Singletary, whose outsized personality ruled UK for nearly two decades; Charles Wethington, the former community college chancellor who was promoted by one governor and fought with another; or even Lee Todd, small-town Kentucky boy turned Massachusetts Institute of Technology inventor and businessman who topped his career with a decade at UK.
December 6, 2010--
Eli Capilouto is currently provost at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the former dean of the UAB School of Public Health, where he holds the rank of professor. As provost, Dr. Capilouto works closely with administrators, faculty, staff and students to advance new initiatives in innovative teaching and learning, research and service in accord with the university's strategic plan. The plan's goals and objectives include systems of accountability measured by university and school scorecards and a budgeting system aligned with productivity and quality.