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Emory hires new athletic director

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Emory hires new athletic director

Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Michael Vienna

Michael Vienna, Photo provided by Emory University

Emory University on Thursday, May 21, announced it has found the next head of its athletic department.

Michael Vienna will take over as athletic director on Aug. 3. He replaces Tim Downes, who is leaving in June to become the athletic director for Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

Vienna comes to Emory by way of Salisbury University, located in Salisbury, Md. He became the school’s athletics director in 1993 and has worked there since 1989.

“Emory University has established a remarkable combination of excellence in both academics and athletics, and I am excited to uphold that reputation and work with the talented staff and students as we reach for greater heights,” Vienna said in a press release.

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