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Chancellor Kent Syverud will chair the six-person search committee responsible for finding Syracuse’s new director of athletics, the university announced Wednesday. The position is open after the previous athletic director, Mark Coyle, left for the same position at the University of Minnesota on May 11.The committee expects to have a new AD in place by the beginning of the fall semester, according to the release. Syverud and the committee are still deciding if hiring a search firm will help the process. University General Counsel Daniel French is serving as interim AD in the meantime.Syverud was not on the previous search committee that found Coyle. Robert Miron, a University Trustee and chair of the Board of Trustees’ Athletics Committee, is the only returning member. Two prominent athletics figures who were hired by Coyle, head football coach Dino Babers and deputy athletics director Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick, are also on the committee.Members of the committee are:· Kent Syverud, Chancellor (Chair)AdvertisementThis is placeholder text· Dino Babers, head football coach· Richard Burton, Falk Professor of Sport Management and faculty athletics representative· Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick, deputy athletics director and senior women’s administrator· Robert Miron, University Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees’ Athletics Committee· Brittney Sykes, women’s basketball player Comments Related Stories Syracuse announces Daniel French as interim director of athletics, Herman Frazier promoted to senior deputy AD3 things interim AD Daniel French and senior deputy AD Herman Frazier said at their introductory press conferenceMark Coyle needed home to do his job, and he found it in MinnesotaOtto’s Army, Student Association presidents react to Mark Coyle’s departure Published on May 25, 2016 at 3:35 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+
Alexander Street shootingMurdered: Mahendra PersaudMurder accused, Raul VeraThe man who allegedly shot and killed Wakennaam businessman Mahendra Persaud was on Tuesday slapped with a murder charge when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Raul Vera was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which stated that on April 19, at Robb and Alexander Streets, Georgetown he murdered 26-year-old Persaud during the course of a robbery.Magistrate Fabayo Azore adjourned and transferred the matter for reports and fixtures until May 16.According to reports, Persaud who would usually travel to Georgetown to purchase goods for his family’s business was about to enter a store to transact business at about 11:00h, when he was pounced on by a gunman who demanded that he hand over his money.Persaud resisted the bandit’s attempt to relieve him of the bag he was carrying and was shot once to his chest.He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he subsequently died.