Stansbury leaves Oregon State for Georgia Tech
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Todd Stansbury, who spent 10 years at Oregon State, has left the Beavers as athletic director to become AD at Georgia Tech.
Stansbury assumed the AD role at OSU in June 2105. From 2003-12, he was executive associate athletic director.
Stansbury, introduced Thursday morning in Atlanta by Georgia Tech President G.P. Bud Peterson, helped Oregon State raise $150 million for a football stadium expansion and build a sports performing center.
Stansbury, 55, played football for Georgia Tech from 1980-84 as a middle linebacker and on special teams. He also was assistant athletic director for academics there from 1988-95.
He becomes the ninth AD in school history, replacing Paul Griffin, an interim AD who will help with the transition through the end of the year.
"Todd Stansbury is committed to athletes' success both on and off the field," Peterson said. "His global perspective and leadership experience in athletics and development, combined with a lifelong passion for Georgia Tech, make him the ideal candidate. I believe this is one of those rare golden moments in life where opportunity meets ambition. We welcome him home."
In a statement by Oregon State, Stansbury said: My wife Karen and I chose to return to Oregon State because we loved this university and Corvallis so much.
Oregon State is an excellent university, and its mens and womens programs are among the best in the Pac-12 Conference and successfully compete against top programs nationally. But Georgia Tech is my alma mater. Anyone who has heard me speak, knows of the passion I have for the opportunities that I was granted there as a student, as an athlete, and as a past member of the Georgia Tech athletics department.
OSU President Edward J. Ray said an advisory group of university, alumni and athletics leaders will work with a national search firm in choosing a successor. Joey Spatafora, an OSU professor and the universitys faculty athletic representative to the Pac-12, will head the committee.
Ray also said he plans to name an interim athletic director.
Guard Malcolm Duvivier wont play this season for Oregon State due to personal reasons, coach Wayne Tinkle says.
Last season, as a 6-2 junior guard, Duvivier started all 32 games, averaging 6.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 25.3 minutes per game.
Malcolm is taking time from school and basketball to work out some personal issues, Tinkle said in a statement released by OSU. He will be with his family during this time, and we support him fully with this decision.
The Beavers said Duviviers decision is not related to basketball, off-the-court conduct or team rules.