Northern Illinois Quotes on Departure of Jeff Compher
March 6, 2013
NIU PRESIDENT DR. JOHN PETERS
"I want to thank Jeff, Cathy, [and sons] C.J. and David Compher for their commitment, support and contributions to our community during their time here at NIU.
"I am personally gratified by the strong leadership and guidance Jeff provided while helping heighten the profile of the Huskie athletics program. Jeff is well-regarded among league administrators, but what has impressed me the most has been his commitment to the well-being of NIU's student athletes.
"While the selection of a new director of athletics will be the prerogative of NIU's next president, I will work with Jeff and his staff on a transition plan that ensures continuity within the athletic department in the interim."
NORTHERN ILLINOIS HEAD COACHES
Football Head Coach Rod Carey
Volleyball Head Coach Ray Gooden
Men's Basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery
"I would like to thank President Peters, the student-athletes, coaches and staff for the opportunity to lead the Huskie Athletics Department. I am also very grateful to the generous donors, alumni and fans who have helped build a tremendously successful athletics program. My family will miss the many good friends we have made here and appreciate how the community accepted us over the last five years. We wish nothing but the best for Huskie Athletics and Northern Illinois University in the future. "
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