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July 19, 2005

Birmingham-Southern College president named CEO of Big South Conference

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College President Dr. G. David Pollick has been elected president of the Big South Conference, the athletic league recently announced.

Pollick, who became BSC's 12th president in July 2004, succeeds UNC Asheville Chancellor Dr. James H. Mullen Jr. In addition, Charleston Southern University President Dr. Larry C. Hunter has been elected to replace Pollick as secretary of the league.

Pollick becomes the sixth president in the history of the Big South and will serve a two-year term through 2006-07. Hunter will complete Pollick's original term as secretary through 2006-07. Winthrop University President Dr. Anthony J. DiGiorgio, who was elected vice president of the Big South last year, also will serve through 2006-07.

“The strength of the Big South Conference has always been the leadership of its CEOs,” said Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander. “With Dr. Pollick as president, the Big South Conference continues to be in extremely capable hands and will continue to make tremendous progress in providing significant opportunities for student athletes.”

Additionally, Birmingham-Southern Athletics Director Joe Dean Jr. was elected chair of the conference's Board of Administrators and the Council of Athletics Directors, succeeding Kim Graham of Liberty University.

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