July 11, 2018
QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s announced Wednesday that the University has retained an executive search firm, Collegiate Sports Associates, to guide the national search process for its Director of Athletics vacancy. Led by Todd Turner, Founder & President, CSA has launched a confidential search that will identify and recruit a premier candidate with the professional profile required for this important leadership role.
“Collegiate Sports Associates is a well-respected executive search firm with an extensive portfolio of successful leadership placements,” said Joseph Oliva, Esq., Vice President for Administration, Secretary and General Counsel. “Todd Turner, who has nearly four decades of intercollegiate athletic experience, and his team at CSA are committed to seek a diverse pool of athletic administrators who share our Vincentian values and possess the attributes required to lead our athletic department. We are confident in the ability and experience of CSA to conduct a thorough, confidential search for the position of St. John’s Athletic Director.”
Collegiate Sports Associates has an extensive list of current and former clients from high major conferences. Prior to CSA, Turner spent 21 years serving as the Director of Athletics at the University of Connecticut, NC State University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Washington. Turner personally manages and directs each search with the assistance of associates selected from an experienced group of industry practitioners.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position should be directed to SJUAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com.
About St. John’s University Department of Athletics
St. John’s sponsors 17 varsity athletic programs with proud and storied traditions. A charter member of the BIG EAST Conference, two Red Storm teams won league championships during the 2017-18 academic year, as the BIG EAST continues to serve as one of the nation’s most competitive conferences. Located in the entertainment and media capital of the world, the Red Storm bears the moniker of “New York’s Team” with the men’s basketball squad playing a percentage of its home games at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden.