PHILADELPHIA - Temple University
President Neil Theobald announced today that Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Bradshaw is retiring after 11 years, effective June 30, 2013 to give full attention to personal issues within his family. Bradshaw's tenure was marked by numerous highlights, including the announcement in March 2012 that Temple would join the new American Athletic Conference for all sports in July 2013.
"Bill was the right person at the right time for Temple athletics, and we are grateful for his commitment to excellence and dedication to our student-athletes," Theobald said.
"I want to thank Bill for the dedication that he has given Temple as director of intercollegiate athletics over his tenure here. Bill leaves a strong foundation in place for his successor. We are grateful for his efforts and wish him the very best,” stated the president.
Bradshaw will take a personal leave beginning May 3, at which time Kevin Clark will take over as interim director of intercollegiate athletics. Clark, who came to Temple from Indiana University, has served as senior advisor to President Theobald since Nov. 1, 2012. He will serve as interim director of intercollegiate athletics until a national search for a permanent successor is completed.
"My 11 years at Temple University
were among the most rewarding of my 36 years as an Athletic Director," said Bradshaw. "I will miss working with our exceptional staff and elite coaches, talented student-athletes, the campus community and the many friends of Temple Athletics who supported our vision and helped create a program poised for unprecedented success."
President Theobald noted that Kevin Clark's interim appointment is a good fit. "I worked with Kevin at Indiana University where he was senior associate athletic director. I have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead the Temple University
Athletics Department during this transition period," said Theobald.