WICHITA, Kansas – Darron Boatright, chief operating officer of Wichita State Athletics, has been named interim director of the department, with full responsibility for its teams, contracts and personnel.
Eric Sexton, executive director of athletics, will be serving full time as the university’s vice president for student affairs. His promotion to student affairs was announced in April, but he had retained duties in the athletics department.
WSU President John Bardo announced the changes Wednesday, Dec. 9. The appointments are effective immediately.
“Eric is doing important work in student affairs,” Bardo said, “and I’m glad we have Darron in place to run athletics. This completes the transition begun last spring.”
Bardo said he and Boatright would spend significant time in the coming year developing a strategy to raise Wichita State’s national prominence in athletics.
Sexton said he has greatly enjoyed his eight years as director.