University of Minnesota Driven to Discover
Office of Undergraduate Education

Dear Campus Community,

As you may know, we are in the process of conducting a search for the Director of the McNamara Academic Center for Student-Athletes. We are excited to announce the following candidates who have emerged as finalists for the position.

June 16
Kimya Massey: University of Central Florida

June 17
JT Bruett: University of Minnesota

June 24
Karen Schiferl: Chicago State University

Each candidate will have a full-day interview meeting with various constituents from across campus including student-athletes.

We invite you to meet each candidate and learn more about his or her qualifications at the open interview scheduled on each day from 10:15 - 11:15AM in the Football Team Meeting Room (210) in Gibson-Nagurski. Each candidate will be asked to provide some opening remarks with no technology or handouts. We will then open it up for questions and answers. The position description and resumes for each candidate are attached for your reference. Feedback forms will be distributed during the session and returned no later than June 25th.

Your feedback is a very important part of the process. This is a critical hire for Undergraduate Education and for Intercollegiate Athletics. Please make every effort to attend and forward on to other colleagues as needed. I am happy to answer any questions at or 624-1483.


Beth M. Lingren Clark, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Assistant Dean and Director of Orientation & First-Year Programs