Jun 13th, 2007 @ 3:35 pm | Author:
Valley City State University (VCSU) announced that it has named B.J. Pumroy to the role of Athletic Director.
VCSU President Dr. Ellen Chaffee, said, "We are very pleased to welcome B.J. as the new leader of Viking athletics. The program has gained tremendous momentum in recent years, and I am confident that his leadership will be instrumental in leading it to the next level."
In commenting on his new role, Pumroy said, "I am honored and thankful to have been selected for this position. Athletics at VCSU clearly has a lot going for it, and I was very impressed with the coaching staff. The community is also a great asset – Valley City is clearly a place where people know and care about each other, and the interest in Viking athletics is something other institutions strive for. This is a great opportunity, and I look forward to working hard to enhance Viking athletics."
In this role, Pumroy will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the VCSU athletic program and for athletic fund-raising. His responsibilities will include managing the athletic operating budget, leading the athletic staff, and managing all fund-raising events and activities for the department. The position became available in March when Doug Peters, who had been serving as VCSU's Athletic Director since 2004, accepted a position with Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Pumroy comes to VCSU from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where he has been an Assistant Athletic Director for nearly seven years. As the 'second in command' for a 21 sport NCAA Division II department, Pumroy's responsibilities have included compliance, student services, and departmental eligibility certification. He was the Head Baseball Coach at Truman State from 1993 – 2000, during which time his teams were recognized with 24 All-Conference selections (including four first team selections), three conference tournament appearances, and 47 All-Conference Academic Selections (2 All-Region). He holds a Master of Education degree in Sports Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.
Though a specific start-date has not yet been set, Pumroy is expected to begin his duties in mid-July.