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Citadel News Service
6 Aug 2014

What athletic leaders and administrators have to say about Jim Senter

The Citadel announced new Athletic Director Jim Senter to the Lowcountry today in a press conference in Johnson Hagood Stadium. Here’s what athletic leaders and administrators across the country had to say about the newest member of the athletic department.

“I’ve known Jim Senter for more than 20 years and followed his career very closely. You’ve hired someone who has impressive core values and whose focus is on the student. Jim has tremendous leadership characteristics that will complement The Citadel’s mission.”
Mike Alden, Athletic Director, University of Missouri

"The Citadel features an experienced and well respected president who understands, supports and appreciates the value of competition. He has just selected an athletic director who is passionate, poised, and who is an industrious community partner with a strong business acumen. The Bulldogs will see an immediate and long lasting success due to the alignment of these two exemplary leaders."
Mike Bohn, Director of Athletics, University of Cincinnati

“Jim Senter has all of the qualities that a successful athletic director needs. He is a terrific people person. He’s got great leadership abilities, and anybody who knows him thinks the world of him.”
Tad Boyle, Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Colorado

“Jim is a terrific person. Besides his professional experience, Jim is an individual of impeccable character, who values honesty and transparency. You’re getting a person of integrity at The Citadel with Jim Senter.”
Phil DiStefano, Chancellor, University of Colorado


Jim Senter is a caring, passionate, and committed person.  He will bring a relentless work ethic, and the students, faculty, alumni and community will grow to love and appreciate him just as every group he’s worked with previously has.
Steve Fisher, Head Men's Basketball Coach, San Diego State University

“Jim is an outstanding person with high morals and an impeccable character. He has been a significant player in developing our strategic plan and charting the direction of CU athletics. Our loss is certainly The Citadel’s gain.” 

Rick George, Athletic Director, University of Colorado

“Jim Senter is exceptionally well qualified to take over the role of athletic director at The Citadel. He has all of the requisite skills and a broad range of experiences that position him well for the job ahead.”
Bud Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Jim is a true industry leader who has paid his dues and worked his way up through our affiliate associations, most recently serving as NAADD president. He has been successful at each position he has served throughout this career, and The Citadel undoubtedly will benefit from his passion and extensive leadership experience."
Bob Vecchione, Executive Director, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics

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