Cornell to hold welcoming event for new AD
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Rams - Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Keith Hackett has come to Iowa all the way from Alaska to work as Cornell College's director of athletics.

Please join us in welcoming Hackett to the Midwest during a Meet and Greet on the Cornell College campus.

When : Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Where : Thomas Commons, Hall-Perrine Room

*Visitor Parking is available behind the Thomas Commons. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hackett will give a brief presentation at 11:15 a.m., and he will answer questions following his remarks. The new AD will also be available for one-on-one interviews.

Hackett left his post as athletic director at the University of Alaska Anchorage, a position he held since the fall of 2013. There he supervised 13 NCAA Division II sports. During his tenure, Seawolf teams won 21 conference championships, won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy in 2017, and finished eighth and 18th in the Learfield Directors Cup Standings the past two years.

Hackett comes to Cornell with 30 years of experience in higher education and college athletics. Hackett will oversee all operations within the athletics department, including providing leadership to coaches, directing financial operations, and supporting student-athlete recruitment.

The new director of athletics has a bachelor's degree in physical education from Tarkio College in Missouri and a master's degree in education from the University of Kansas.