USD announces formation of athletic task force

USD announces formation of athletic task force
The University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott has announced the composition, charge and timeline for an Athletic Review Task Force as USD assesses its athletic classi- fication and conference affiliation.

The task force will beco-chaired by Tina Keller, physics professor and associate dean for administration in the College of Arts and Sciences at USD, and John Lillibridge of Burke, a USD alumnus and chairman of the board of First Fidelity Bank in South Dakota.

"I am confident that Tina and John will do a tremendous job in leading the task force through this important and critical review," said President Abbott. "The broad based committee will evaluate our short and long term future."

The 26-person committee has representation from USD's various constituent groups, including eight faculty members, five students (including two student-athletes), four administrators, three alumni representatives, two head coaches, and others.

The task force has a target date of Monday, Nov. 6 to complete its review.

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