Colorado Buffaloes athletic director Mike Bohn resigns

mike bohn mike macintyre press conferenceMike Bohn has resigned as the athletic director at the University of Colorado, Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano confirmed Tuesday.

“I can tell you Mike has resigned as athletic director and that Chancellor DiStefano has accepted his resignation,” school spokesman Bronson Hilliard said in a phone interview with The Denver Post.

Bohn’s resignation is effective June 3.

“Mike Bohn led CU-Boulder athletics in a time of great transition and change,” said DiStefano in a statement. “We are grateful to him for his vision, passion and commitment, and for his key role in revitalizing men’s and women’s basketball, helping us to join the Pac-12 Conference, and in taking important steps to upgrade athletic facilities at CU-Boulder. We wish him well.”

DiStefano said the univeristy will be “seeking a talented leader who can build on Mike’s vision and make it a reality.”  DiStefano said the new athletic director will be someone who “can focus on our key goals of fundraising, building a dynamic organization, and creating long-term sustainability in the athletics mission.”

The school announced in February a $50 million facilities fundraising campaign as the anchor of a $170 million multiyear upgrade of CU athletic facilities at Folsom Field and the Dal Ward Center.

Since being hired as AD in 2005, Bohn has oversaw Colorado’s move from the Big 12 to the Pac-12 in June 2010, and the hiring of nine head coaches: Mike MacIntyre, Jon Embree and Dan Hawkins (football); Tad Boyle and Jeff Bzdelik (men’s basketball); Linda Lappe and Kathy McConnell-Miller (women’s basketball); Roy Edwards (men’s golf); and Liz Kritza (volleyball).


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