Dec. 4, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern University today announced the addition of Chris Reynolds as Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation, Operations. He joins the Wildcats after nine years as an administrator at Indiana University, his alma mater.
"We're ecstatic to add someone with Chris' skills and character to our team," said Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim Phillips. "His professional experience in college athletics is remarkably varied and that informed perspective will help us continue to deliver a world-class experience for our student-athletes."
Most recently Reynolds held the position of senior associate athletic director at Indiana University, serving as sport administrator for several athletics programs, including men's basketball, and operated as the athletic department's liaison to the University General Counsel's Office. Among his responsibilities were the coordination and management of all athletic department contracts and supervision of the Student-Athlete Development & Well-Being unit. In addition to his role as an athletics administrator, Reynolds also served the University as an adjunct professor.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was an assistant athletic director in the compliance office of the University of Notre Dame, and previously worked in athletic administration at Western Michigan University, Michigan State University and in the NCAA national office.
A four-year letterwinner in basketball for Indiana, Reynolds helped lead the Hoosiers to a pair of Big Ten titles and the 1992 Final Four. After receiving his Bachelors of Arts degree in 1993, he earned both a law degree and a Ph.D. in Human Performance (with a Sport Management emphasis) from Indiana University.
A native of Peoria, Ill., he and his wife, Katrina, have a nine year-old son, Joshua, and a six year-old daughter, Olivia.
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