Jennifer Cohen appointed Washington athletic director

Tuesday May 24th, 2016

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The University of Washington announced Tuesday that interim athletic director Jennifer Cohen has been promoted to full-time athletic director, effective June 1.

Cohen, previously senior associate athletic director, succeeds Scott Woodward, who took the same position at Texas A&M in January.

“I am humbled, honored, and extremely thankful for this opportunity,” said Cohen in a statement. “The University of Washington has been part of my life for nearly two decades, and I believe our department is poised to accomplish great things. Together, we will work to positively impact our student-athletes, inspire a championship culture, and build and unite our community. I believe there is no better place to achieve these things than at Washington, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Cohen has worked for the university for 18 years, working heavily in fundraising and also overseeing the football and baseball programs in recent years.

“I am very pleased to announce Jen’s appointment,” said university president Ana Mari Cauce in a statement. “She has all the skills and energy to provide exceptional leadership for Husky athletics. Her years of experience leading its fundraising program, along with her direct involvement overseeing football, provide a strong foundation for assuming overall leadership for the department.  This is the right time for her, and I look forward to a very exciting time for our students, coaches and fans of Husky athletics.”


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