University of Michigan Hires Warde Manuel to Fill Director of Athletics Position

This morning, University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel announced the hiring of Warde Manuel as the University’s Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. Manuel, a former football player at U-M under Bo Schembechler, is currently the Director of Athletics at the University of Connecticut. He was selected for his new position at U-M after a comprehensive nation-wide search conducted by Turnkey.

“Turnkey is honored, humbled and excited about this hire,” said Len Perna, President & CEO of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of Turnkey Search. “We met extensively with Michigan faculty, staff, coaches and alumni during this search and they – not us – drove the criteria, and had very high standards. That process led us to the very best candidate: Warde Manuel.”

Read more about Manuel, his new role, and the University of Michigan Athletic Department.

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2017-06-20T23:16:52+00:00

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