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Eastern Washington seeks public comment this week on athletic director search

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Improving 50-year-old Roos Field is one of the challenges awaiting Eastern Washington’s next athletic director. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Improving 50-year-old Roos Field is one of the challenges awaiting Eastern Washington’s next athletic director. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington University will host two more public listening session this week as it begins the search for a new athletic director.

Search Committee co-chairs Scott Gordon, the university provost, and Judge Jim Murphy, a member of the Board of Trustees, are seeking feedback from the public - including alumni and supporters - on what they hope to see in a new AD.

Gordon and Murphy will also host a campus constituent listening forum from 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Patterson Hall, Room 110 on the Cheney campus.

The third session also will be in Cheney, Thursday night after the EWU-Montana basketball game. That meeting will take place from 8-9 p.m., in the Reese Court Wrestling Room.

The first meeting was held Monday night at the downtown EWU campus.

The Search Committee will hold its first formal meeting to review feedback and discuss its timeline and process for future meetings on March 16.

EWU is looking for a new athletic director after Bill Chaves departed for the University of North Dakota last month, after ten years leading the department on the Cheney campus.