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Reisinger takes new job with Mustangs

Mount Mercy University has announced the appointment of Scot Reisinger, current director of athletics, as dean of adult programs.

Reisinger was the successful candidate following a national search and is assuming oversight of accelerated bachelor, online and graduate programs for the university. His efforts will promote continued quality and growth of these high-demand programs.

Reisinger will assume his new responsibilities Aug. 10. Larry Yoder, head softball coach, will serve as interim director of athletics from Aug. 10 until Nov. 1.

During that time, Mount Mercy will conduct a national search for Reisinger's successor. At the conclusion of the search process, Yoder will return to his full-time duties as head softball coach.

Originally from Omaha, Reisinger came to Mount Mercy in 2006 as director of athletics. Under his guidance, Mount Mercy marked a number of firsts including the addition of athletic scholarships in 2007 and the expansion from 13 to 17 athletic teams with the addition of men's and women's bowling, men's volleyball and competitive cheer and dance.

During Reisinger's tenure, the number of Mount Mercy student-athletes rose a stunning 138 percent. In addition to his impressive growth record, Mount Mercy has counted 136 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, sent 10 teams and 62 individuals to national championship events and won 12 conference titles.

Most recently, Reisinger led Mount Mercy through its transition to the Heart of America Athletic Conference and played an integral role in planning for The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. He is also president of the NAIA's National Administrative Council (NAC) and a four-year member of the NAC's Executive Committee.

"Scot's work at Mount Mercy has been invaluable," said Dr. Robert Callahan, vice president for enrollment and student services. "In nine years as director of athletics, Scot has guided Mustang athletics through a time of fantastic growth.

"His dedication to our athletes' success -- not only on the court, but in the classroom -- is reflected in the number of NAIA Scholar-Athletes Mount Mercy boasts. Given his track record of success, there is no doubt Scot will be great in his new role."

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:37 )  

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