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UNH Panel Discussion Focuses on Future of College Athletics

Release Date:
11/28/2012 9:00 PM

Nov. 28, 2012

Collegiate sports, NCAA, features

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – A panel discussion on the future of collegiate athletics featuring athletic directors from a number of Connecticut universities will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Dodds Hall Theater on the University of New Haven’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road, in West Haven

The panel will feature Michael Kobylanski, associate athletic director at Southern Connecticut State University; Michael Spinner, athletic director at Albertus Magnus; Jack McDonald, athletic director at Quinnipiac University; Susan Zawacki, senior associate director of athletics at UNH;  and Thomas Becket, athletics director at Yale University. 

Daniel B. Mara, commissioner of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, will moderate the panel.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Gil Fried, professor of sports management at UNH, at (203) 932-7081 or

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.