Rick Mazzuto Steps Down as Cal State Northridge Athletic Director

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Rick Mazzuto has stepped down as Athletic Director at Cal State Northridge, effectively immediately.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning by Tom McCarron, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

“I am appreciative of Rick’s commitment to the intercollegiate athletic program at Cal State Northridge and to the University during his six-year tenure,” said McCarron.  Mazzuto was named Cal State Northridge Athletic Director on August 3, 2006, becoming the seventh athletic director in Matador history.

“During the past several years, the progress of CSUN Athletics has been marked by several areas of improvement including a positive progression in the APR (academic progress rate) of several Matador teams and upgrades to our athletic facilities.  The University is committed to elevating CSUN Athletics and we look forward to even greater success in the future.

Ashlie Kite, Associate Athletic Director of Internal Operations at CSUN Athletics since 2004, will serve as Administrator in Charge of Athletics while a search is conducted, which will commence immediately.

“This is an important search as we face the challenges associated with the expansion and increased competition in the Big West Conference,” said McCarron.

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