San Diego State University Welcomes Rice as Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development

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San Diego State University and Turnkey Search are happy to announce the hire of Tim Rice as Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development. Rice will report directly to Director of Athletics, John David Wicker. In his new role, Rice will support and enhance the mission of San Diego State University Athletics through the leadership of athletic development activities in conjunction with the university relations and development office.

"I am excited to welcome Tim and his wife Kerstin to the Aztec Nation," Wicker said. "Tim will bring a renewed energy and focus to our Aztec Club team that will benefit our entire department and fan base.”

Rice stated, “We have a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of us here at San Diego State University; one that will make a major impact on the city and the region for generations to come.”

Rice has extensive knowledge in college athletics having previously worked for Grand Valley State University, UC Berkeley, San Jose State University and Northern Illinois University. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he earned a B.A. in Advertising, and the University of San Francisco, where he received an M.A. in Sport Management.


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