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Emory athletic director leaving for Westminster

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Emory athletic director leaving for Westminster

Emory Athletic Director Tim Downes. Source: Twitter

Emory Athletic Director Tim Downes. Source: Twitter

Change is in the air at Emory.

Emory University Athletic Director Tim Downes this week announced he will leave in June to become the athletic director of Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

Downes has been the university’s athletic director since 2007, according to the Athletics Department’s website.

“During his tenure, Downes oversaw and played a direct role in numerous accomplishments that had a positive and profound impact on the fortunes of the 18-sport program, with Emory teams having claimed 54 University Athletic Association championships as well as eight NCAA Division III national titles,” the university said in a press release. “During the 2012-13 school year, Emory finished No. 2 in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup which recognizes the best overall intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation within the various divisions. Under his watch, Emory recorded top-10 finishes in the Directors Cup on six occasions.”

Downes said he has enjoyed his time as athletic director.

“It’s difficult to put into words my appreciation for Emory University and the personal and professional growth that I’ve experienced as being a part of this community,” Downes said in the press release. “Our coaches, our staff and our students embody everything that is great and good about intercollegiate athletics and our scholar athletes have inspired me on a daily basis as the real life example of doing it all and doing it all the best.”

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Earlier this week, Emory Healthcare CEO John Fox announced he would be leaving to become CEO of Beaumont Health in Detroit.

Fox has been with Emory Healthcare since 1999, the university says. He will begin working at Beaumont in March.