CSUN UPDATE: CSUN ADVISED AGAIN TO DROP FOOTBALL PROGRAM.
Byline: Jill Painter Staff Writer
President Jolene Koester Jolene Koester is the president of California State University, Northridge. The California State University Board of Trustees announced her appointment as president on November 16, 1999, and she took office as the fourth president of the University on July 1, 2000. has received another recommendation to eliminate the football program.
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During his tenure at Cincinnti which began in 1995, the school joined the Big East Conference and developed the Richard E. and Joseph Crowley, president emeritus at the University of Nevada University of Nevada could refer to either of the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education:
``Dropping a sport is a painful undertaking for a university,'' Goin and Crowley wrote in their report. ``Dropping football, the biggest sports program, is particularly painful. ... Nevertheless, we believe that is the decision CSUN now must make.''
Crowley and Goin toured the university's facilities last month and interviewed athletic department administrators, football coach Jeff Kearin, student government leaders and others. Koester requested the independent review.
This is the third recommendation to drop football that Koester has received. Dull and the Koester's advisory board on athletics previously recommended dropping the sport. Koester will make a decision by Nov. 22.
``The athletic program's financial situation is precarious,'' Goin and Crowley wrote. ``Simply put, the budget is decidedly inadequate to support a Division I program that includes football. That has been the program's position, apparently, since it moved up from Division II nearly a decade ago.''
The CSUN football program has an operating budget of $1.3 million.