Joan Cronan, the University of Tennessee athletic department's longtime women's athletic director, has been named interim vice chancellor/director of athletics.
Cronan will fill the temporary void left by Mike Hamilton, who resigned Tuesday as the school's men's athletic director.
According to a university press release, Hamilton’s replacement will “serve as the senior administrator” of the entire athletics department, which is a significant change from the current system. Cronan will continue serving in her role as the women’s athletic director and will remain a member of the chancellor's cabinet until June 30, 2012. From July 1, 2012, until June 30, 2014, Cronan will take on a the role of an adviser to UT’s vice chancellor and chancellor.
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