UD Next Athletic Director Named.

UD Next Athletic Director Named.
May 13 17:01 2016 Print This Article

Incoming University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis that Christine Rawak, Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Michigan, will become the University of Delaware’s new director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services effective June 5th, 2016.

Rawak has spent more than a decade in athletics at Michigan, where she currently oversees external relations and strategic initiatives. In Ann Arbor, she launched the first comprehensive athletics fundraising campaign raising more than $316 million to date. She personally raised more than $170 million, including securing an unprecedented $100 million gift. Her oversight responsibilities include fundraising, ticket sales, brand management, external communications, public relations, marketing, advertising, community relations, graphic design and creative, research, analytics and database management, digital and social media, constituent engagement, radio and television, corporate sponsorship, trademarks and licensing, events and game day experiences.

“I am truly honored and humbled for the opportunity to join the Delaware family,” said Rawak on her appointment, “and I am grateful for the trust that President Assanis has in me and in my abilities to lead this department. The University is a world-class institution with a community with a clear passion and pride for athletics and for the state of Delaware. My family and I cannot wait to become Blue Hens.”