an interesting description. I think the 1% figure is silly, in that no AD or any Dean probably ever meets a target within 1%, either way, lol
would seem to indicate sending a message that budget control is a priority which we knew.
teh big HOWEVER, is how will the Pyramid maintenance costs be dealt with and will that be part of a regular operating budget, or treated as a special construction budget/funding
the other thing for the new candidate will be particularly fund-raising and delegation and oversight and how much energy the new AD will bring to marketing/fund-raising. and what is the data on donors since 2016 with Jane and the decisions she's made about the mascot and allowing traditions to simply disappear. would be interesting for the athletic department to publish the revenues and fund-raising that came along with all the changes of branding, etc. how screwed up (or how positive, if so) has donor fund-raising been?
Someone pointed out that the A.D. recruitment job duty statement contains the following:
"Responsible for the reconfiguring or restructuring of the Athletic Department so that it operates within 1% of its budget. After 2023 any deficits in budget will not be covered by the University but will be charged to the subsequent year’s budget."
This sounds like it was written for Interim A.D. Ted or his clone. I can't see any up and coming A.D.'s who would be enthused by this. I know Ted doesn't want the permanent position but he may be the best person for the job while Old Janey clings to her job. Given the restrictions and limitations that he's been handed, Ted seems to have done a decent job. The WBB vacancy was handled smoothly and expeditiously. News about new recruits seem to be released a LOT faster than previous A.D.'s. While most of the coaches don't like or appreciate his "bean counter" approach, I don't know if we can recruit another good A.D. who could do that as well as Ted.
Most schools operate at a deficit in their Athletics program. Hell, even P5 schools with millions coming in from media arrangements with their conference still operate at a deficit. Not sure who would be interested in our opening. We may have to consider a retread who wants to get back into collegiate athletics. CSUF's A.D. is a retread from Hawaii, and by all metrics, seems to be doing a good job. Someone like him maybe?