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WMU taps leader from Oregon State to take reins of Bronco Athletics

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Following a nationwide search, Western Michigan University has named a new director for intercollegiate athletics.

Dan Bartholomae, Oregon State University's executive deputy athletic director and chief operating officer, will take the reins of Bronco Athletics effective Jan. 1, pending Board of Trustees approval. Bartholomae succeeds longtime Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard, who is retiring this month after a four-decade career at Western, including 24 years heading up the division.

"We are grateful to Kathy for her many years of exemplary leadership. Moreover, her pioneering success leading Bronco Athletics has left an incredible foundation upon which our forthcoming athletic director can build in the years to come," President Edward Montgomery says.