Oakland welcomes Jeff Konya as new athletic director
Oakland University interim President Betty J. Youngblood welcomes Jeffrey F. Konya as director of athletics effective August 11, 2014.
Oakland University interim President Betty J. Youngblood is pleased to announce that Jeffrey F. Konya has been appointed director of athletics effective August 11, 2014. Konya is currently the athletics director of the California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) athletics department, where he has worked since 2010. Konya replaces Robby Stewart, who has been serving as interim director of athletics since February 1. Former Athletic Director Tracy Huth left the position at that time to move to California, although he continued to serve in a part-time advisory role through June 30, 2014. Konya has overseen all operational aspects of an 18-sport NCAA Division I athletics department at CSUB with an estimated $11 million annual budget, more than 60 coaches and staff, and approximately 350 student-athletes. He executed a strategic plan to gain primary conference memberships in the WAC, which occurred in October 2012, and affiliate memberships prior to that date: men's soccer to the Pac 12, baseball to the WAC, and softball to the WCC. In 2012, CSUB athletics fundraising ranked first nationally when compared to similar public I-AAA institutions, and this fiscal year which concluded on June 30, 2014, CSUB Athletics set all time institutional record highs in scholarship fund dollars raised ($603,000) and overall fundraising (over $2,000,000). Also, he is a member of the NCAA men's soccer selection committee.
Konya replaces Robby Stewart, who has been serving as interim director of athletics since February 1.
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