The following message was sent on behalf of Chancellor Gary Miller via e-mail to the UW-Green Bay faculty and staff on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
I am pleased today to announce that Charles Guthrie has been named the ninth Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Guthrie, an athletics administrator with over 15 years in collegiate athletics, has spent the last three years as the Director of Athletics at San Francisco State and will begin the new role on November 6. A press conference to introduce Guthrie to the Green Bay community will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 4 p.m. in the Special Events Room at the Kress Events Center.
As Green Bay’s Director of Athletics, Charles will oversee a department offering 16 intercollegiate sports, serving 250 student-athletes and having reached tremendous heights in recent years. He will report directly to me and serve on my senior leadership team.
I am delighted to welcome Charles to the UW-Green Bay community as Athletic Director. He brings exactly the right expertise in NCAA athletics to move an already fantastic program to even higher levels. We were especially impressed with his strong community spirit, ability to work with coaches and staff, understanding of today’s complex NCAA environment, track record with compliance and his overall love of higher education, sports and student athletes.
Since joining San Francisco State, an NCAA Division II institution sponsoring 12 athletic programs, Guthrie has been responsible for strategic planning, implementing, coordinating and assessing core components of external relations, internal operations and compliance with a primary focus on the student-athlete experience, staff and coach development, and fundraising.
“I’m humbled and honored to assume the responsibility of leading Green Bay athletics into a new era,” Guthrie shared in the news release announcing his new position. “I am grateful to Chancellor Miller and the members of the search committee for their confidence in me to lead Phoenix Athletics to new heights. This is a tremendous opportunity to advance athletics excellence at UWGB commensurate with a tireless commitment to all aspects of the educational experience – all with a ‘Student First’ approach. I look forward to working with the coaches, faculty, staff and Green Bay community in advancing the Phoenix program.”
Please join me in welcoming Charles to Green Bay and the University in the weeks ahead.
Gary L. Miller