For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
St. Mary's City, Md. – St. Mary's College of Maryland Director of Athletics & Recreation Scott Devine is happy to announce the promotion of William "Jim" Cranmer from Assistant Athletic Director for Operations and Compliance to Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations.
Devine stated, "Jim has been a dedicated employee to St. Mary's College and to the Department of Athletics and Recreation for almost 20 years. The Associate Athletic Director title is a reflection of Jim's strong work record and longevity of service, combined with his willingness to take on additional duties and responsibilities over the years. Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff all know how important Jim is to the success of our overall operation."
Cranmer has been instrumental in the growth and development of the department over his 19 years of service to the College. He now serves as the immediate supervisor for eight staff members, a number which has doubled since he started as Assistant AD in January of 2013. The Temple City, California, native oversees all game operations duties and has been the department's compliance officer since 2003.
"I would like to thank Director of Athletics Scott Devine and Provost Dr. Wick for this opportunity. I am excited about the added responsibility as not only will I have more interaction with other offices on campus but I will also experience more of the day-to-day operations of our department. Having worked at St. Mary's College for almost 19 years, I can say that the one constant has been my experiences with our student-athletes," expressed Cranmer.
"Our coaches and department staff want to bring forth the best possible student-athlete experience and I look forward to helping to meet that goal. I am also very excited about what the future brings to our department with the upcoming completion of the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Project next fall."
Cranmer will also serve in key liaison roles to Admissions, Advancement/Corporate Relations, Student Affairs, and Student Conduct. In addition, he handles athletic contracts and athletic scheduling.
"I thank Jim for his many years of service, and look forward to our continued work together as we enter an exciting chapter of Seahawks Athletics with the beginning of the construction phase of the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Project, scheduled for completion Fall 2018," concluded Devine.
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