June 22, 2009
Tim McMurray, Northern Illinois' Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development, will serve as President of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) in 2009-10, the organization announced at its annual meetings in Orlando. McMurray, who served as NAADD's first vice-president in 2008-09, will lead the association through next year's national meeting.
"Serving as NAADD president for the upcoming academic year is both an honor and a privilege," said McMurray. "To represent Northern Illinois University and our talented student-athletes on a national level is very humbling. It will be a wonderful opportunity to work with colleagues throughout the country as we strive to improve our philanthropic efforts on our individual campuses."
In his fourth year with Northern Illinois University and fifth year on the NAADD Executive Committee, McMurray has direct oversight of all Huskie athletic development operations, with a specific emphasis on major gifts. Additionally, he supervises the Huskie Athletic Scholarship Fund (HASF) staff of eight, has oversight of women's basketball and men's and women's golf, and is the senior gift officer and athletic liaison with the NIU Foundation.
During his first two years, the $14-million Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Academic and Athletic Performance Center was completed, including the largest private gift to athletics in the institution's history. Additionally, there was a complete restructuring of Northern Illinois' athletic development operation. In each of the last two years, the HASF surpassed the $1-million threshold in gifts, the first time in school history that mark has been achieved. In addition, the HASF has provided the department's sport programs with record contributions to their operating budgets.
"Congratulations to Tim on beginning his term as president of NAADD," said NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher. "I am sure he will bring the same work ethic and leadership to that organization as he has to NIU and specifically to our athletic development efforts."