Thursday, August 2, 2007

Former Journal-Star Sports Writer Hired On At UNL

Former Lincoln Journal Star newspaper columnist Randy York is going to work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic department in a newly-created position, according to Athletic Director Steve Pederson.

York will be the school's associate athletic director for strategic communications and chief communications officer. He spent 15 years at the Journal Star and 22 years in corporate communications at Sprint.

The person most affected by York's hiring will be Chris Anderson, the school's assistant athletic director of communications. Associated Press sports writer Eric Olson reports that an athletic department spokesman said Anderson would remain with the athletic department. Her title is expected to change to "assistant athletic director for community relations."

A press release said York's hiring is part of a reorganization that will increase the efficiency of the athletic department. Pederson also announced promotions for Dennis Leblanc (to senior associate athletic director for academics, compliance and planning), Pat Logsdon (to associate athletic director for administration), Keith Zimmer (to associate athletic director for external operations, Josh White (to assistant athletic director for compliance and planning) and Kim Schellpeper and Katie Jewell (to associate director of academic programs).