CU–Boulder athletic director resigns

CU AD Mike Bohn giving a speech after the 2005...
CU AD Mike Bohn giving a speech after the 2005 spring game (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The University of Colorado – Boulder’s Athletic Director Mike Bohn resigned from his position after filling it for seven years.

His departure was made public Tuesday, May 28 in a statement by CU–Boulder Chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano.

“Mike Bohn led CU–Boulder athletics in a time of great transition and change,” DiStefano said. “We are grateful to him for his vision, passion and commitment, and for his key role in revitalizing men’s and women’s basketball, helping us to join the Pac-12 Conference, and in taking important steps to upgrade athletic facilities at CU–Boulder. We wish him well.”

No reasons have been given for his resignation.

The university is now seeking someone to carry on Bohn’s legacy –– a person DiStefano said should be “a dynamic leader” who can continue to develop the university’s athletic program.

“We are seeking a talented leader who can build on Mike’s vision and make it a reality,” DiStefano said.

The chancellor added that he hopes Bohn’s replacement “can focus on our key goals of fundraising, building a dynamic organization and creating long-term sustainability in the athletics mission.”

The university has 15 weeks to find their seventh athletic director before fall sports begin. The Buffs’ first football game is against CSU and takes place on Sept. 1 at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High as part of the Rocky Mountain Showdown.

Last year, the Rams won the Showdown 22-17.

Collegian Reporter Haleigh Hamblin can be reached at sports@collegian.com.