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Former UNCW AD Mehrtens lands new job

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Former UNCW Athletics Director Kelly Mehrtens has a new job. She has joined the staff at the University of Maryland as deputy athletics director for internal operations, according to a release on the school's official athletics site UMTerps.com.

Mehrtens will have oversight of the business, information technology, human resources and equipment-room units in the athletic department in addition to sport supervision.
"I am excited to join the Terrapin family," said Mehrtens. "It is an honor to be part of a great academic institution with great leadership in both the athletics department and on the entire campus."

"I am excited to join the Terrapin family," Mehrtens said in a statement. "It is an honor to be part of a great academic institution with great leadership in both the athletics department and on the entire campus."

Mehrtens, who resigned from her job at UNCW on September 27, 2010, after three years in Wilmington, currently serves as a senior consultant to the National Consortium for Academics and Sports. There she helps to develop, coordinate and implement educational training projects for sports organizations at every level.

"I want to thank (Maryland Athletic Director) Kevin (Anderson) for the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of coaches, staff and student-athletes," Mehrtens said. "And I look forward to working together with all Terrapin fans to support and promote the vision and goals of Maryland Athletics."

Mehrtens also served as the SWA at Kansas (2003-2007) and Illinois (1998-2003) and worked in the athletics departments at Miami and Northeastern. Mehrtens earned NCAA All-America status in the discus while earning her bachelor's degree at Alabama. She also holds a masters in education from Illinois.

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