OXFORD, Ohio - JUDE KILLY has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Operations at Miami University, Director of Athletics BRAD BATES announced today.

Killy, formerly Associate A.D. and Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics, joined Bates' staff in January 2008.

Under Killy's direction, Miami athletics' has doubled its overall cash gifts from $1.4 million to more than $2.8 million annually. Donations to the Red & White Club also have increased by approximately 30 percent during his tenure.  He managed and recently helped to complete Miami's $50 million campaign for Intercollegiate Athletics, helping to double the number of $1-million plus gifts to Miami athletics during that time.  Killy also was one of the primary parties involved with the recent Head Men's Basketball Coaching search, and has hired current assistant directors of development Garrett Munro and Danielle Gaynor.

"Jude Killy is an extraordinary administrator, colleague and ambassador for Miami University," said Bates. "He is the first to arrive and the last to leave and the sincere way he engages each day inspires us all. We are a better department because of his intellect, passion and organizational skills and I am excited for this well-deserved expansion of his responsibilities."

Brad Bundy, Miami University's Associate Vice President for University Advancement, echoed Bates' sentiments about Killy.

"Jude Killy has been a valuable member of the Division of University Advancement from the time he first arrived," said Bundy. "And, while we will truly miss having him as a direct member of the division, we look forward to continuing to have Jude play a leadership role in the advancement and engagement of our alumni, donors and fans." 

Killy, who was named Senior Director of Development last fall, will continue to oversee athletic development through the University Advancement Office. His new responsibilities will also focus on increasing resources through ticket sales and by supervising the external units of Marketing, Sales & Promotions and Ticket Operations. He will serve as the liaison to IMG, Miami's multi-media rights holder.

Additionally, Killy will be charged with maximizing the growth of students through intellectual development, sports participation, service, scholarship and leadership. He also will be a sport administrator, partnering in the supervision of Miami's football and men's basketball programs, as well as its baseball team.

Killy joined Miami's staff from the University of Pittsburgh where he served from 2002 through 2007 as Director of Pitt's Panther Club and earlier as the Director of Athletic Development Operations. His first professional position was as assistant administrator of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) from 1998 to 2002.

A native of Oxford, Ohio and a Talawanda High School graduate, Killy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University in 1995.  He was a two-year member of the varsity soccer team.  He obtained his Master's of Sports Administration and Facility Management from Ohio University in 1998.

The Killy family includes his wife, Beth - a 1995 Miami graduate and current professor in Accountancy at Miami, and daughters Jessica and Elise.

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