Dear University of Miami Alumni,
The statement below has been sent out to the media—we held our statement as a professional courtesy to the University of Nebraska which sent out their announcement at 12 pm CST.
CoralGables, FL – University of Miami President Donna Shalala announces the resignation of Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst effective immediately.
"I am deeply disappointed in Shawn's departure to the University of Nebraska as I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. We wish Shawn and his wonderful family the very best at their new post."
President Shalala has appointed Blake James, Senior Associate Athletic Director, as the Acting Director of Athletics. James served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Maine from 2005-2010 and returned to the University of Miami in 2010, having previously worked at UM from 1995-1997 and from 1998-2001.
The University of Miami Family will be traveling to Chicago this weekend to support the Hurricanes in the Miami-Notre Dame rivalry. The UM Alumni Association and Athletics are very excited about the turnout of fans and look forward to seeing fellow 'Canes in Chicago.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 248053 • Coral Gables, Florida 33124-1514 • 305-284-2872 • e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org